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. If you don’t have an ideal location for your Spider Plant, use a Grow Light.
Water your Spider Plant when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. 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 using a Mister.
Your plant prefers temperatures between 60–80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night.
Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants such as our All Purpose Fertilizer (20-20-20).
The Spider Plant is non-toxic and safe for humans, dogs, and cats.
Mature spider plants will produce “spiderettes,” or “pups.” These are new plant offshoots from the mother plant that you can trim off and nurture to produce an entirely new plant. To propagate, cut off the small plant from the mother, and place the bottom end in a glass of water. You should see roots develop in 2–4 weeks. After roots develop, plant the pup in soil and water regularly. If your Spider Plant is in need of a trim, clean up your plant using clean, sharp Plant Snips.