How to care for your Spider Plant
Use these instructions to care for a Spider Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Spider Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your Spider Plant will tolerate lower light conditions, however, they prefer bright indirect light where they will flourish. The striping on the leaves will be more prominent with indirect lighting. Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves.
Water well, but do not allow the plants to become soggy, which can lead to root rot. Spider Plants prefer to dry out between waterings. If you notice browning leaf tips, it can be from chemicals found in water, which cause build-up. If this is the case, allow the water to sit out overnight before watering or use filtered water.
Your Spider Plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry, so mist your Spider Plant regularly.
Your plant prefers temperatures between 60–80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night.
Fertilize up to twice a month in the spring and summer, however, avoid over-fertilization, which can lead to brown leaf tips. No need to feed in the autumn or winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.
The Spider Plant is non-toxic and safe for humans, dogs, and cats.