How To Care and Propagate Spider Plant?

To propagate a spider plant in water, start by selecting a healthy spider plant with long, trailing stems. Cut off a few of these stems just below a node, making sure there are a few leaves on each cutting. Place the cuttings in a jar or glass of water, making sure the nodes are submerged. Keep the jar in a bright location, but not in direct sunlight. Change the water every few days to prevent it from becoming stagnant. After a few weeks, roots will start to grow from the nodes, and once they are about an inch long, you can transfer the cuttings into pots with soil to continue their growth.

Spider plants hail from the forested habitats of South Africa. It has narrow leaves which arise from a central point. Its leaf’s color may be solid green or variegated with white or yellow leaves. The scientific name of the Spider plant is Chlorophytum comosum, which is also known as the Ribbon plant, or airplane plant. It’s one of the easiest to care for and one of the most popular houseplants. So we’re going to talk about light requirements, water, soil, fertilizer, and propagation. 

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1. Place and Temperature:-

Spider Plant really wants bright, indirect light which means six to eight feet away from ideally a south-facing window. But Spider Plant will grow in any lighting condition but away from direct Sunlight. So if you go up to about 12 hours of light per day, they’re going to increase their production of the spider plant pups.

They grow well in temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius. They will also grow in the cooler temperature like 1–2 degree Celsius. But in that case, they will slow their growth. You should keep the plant indoors during the winter season when the temperature falls. Don’t keep the plant under a fan or in an air-conditioned room for long. 

2. Watering:-

During the season of summer keep the soil moist for the spider plant. Water it regularly. But in the winter season, the watering quantity should decrease. In the winter season soil should dry out. You can water the plant once a week. You will water the plant in the morning on the surface of the soil of the plant, not on the leaves. If you water on the leaves it will run away but not soak into the soil. Sometimes misting with water is also important for spider plants. This will help the plant to keep moist. They also need some humidity. Make a humid temperature for the plant which they really enjoy.

When it comes to watering the spider plant, what’s interesting is it has these long tuber-like roots that are pretty adept at holding water. However, the spider plant likes to be a little rootbound in a small pot, and those roots can take up quite a bit of space, you might run into issues when you try to water it.

Because not only if you top water, will the water just kind of splash off of the plant, but also the roots take up so much space in the pot. They may, water might just drain straight through before the roots can actually take in water. So how do you solve this? Well, So, you have to place it in a little bowl, just a standard bowl. In most house plants, you do not want to let water sit for a little bit. But for a rootbound, which is again, what a spider plant is like, a house plant like the spider plant you’re going to want to try to get right down to that soil zone. 

Try not to bounce too much off the leaves because the way that these grow, it can just throw water off the plant really easily. Come in here and just water until it fully runs through.

3. Soil:-

Spider plants need soil that is well-drained But the soil should be moistured. Spider plants need s a base that is well drained, and productive. Use good quality soil that protects the plant from any disease.

The best soil The spider plant needs a proper mixture of sand, clay, and other particles in equal amounts like in a money plant. Like a money plant that needs a good mixture of sand with soil to mild the base. The soil must have a pH level of 6.0 – 6.5, which helps the Spider Plant to grow properly. The soil must be well drained because it protects the plants from root rot. The

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4. Fertilizer:- 

The first question which comes to mind is, When and How to fertilize Spider Plants? So the answer is  Spider plants don’t need a lot of fertilizer. You can fertilize the plant once or twice a month when its growth starts.

In the season of Summer and spring, Which is the time of growth of the plant, You can add fertilizer to the plant to give it nutrients. In the time of winter, you should reduce feeding the plant as it gives stress to your plant in this season. Spider Plant should feed with a balanced NPK number like 15-15-15.

You can also use homemade fertilizer in your plant. The best homemade fertilizer for Spider Plant which You can use is Organic Compost, Coffee grounds, etc. 

5. Pruning:-

As such, The Spider Plant does not need any pruning. You can occasionally trim spider plants for their good growth. You can prune the leaves in the season of spring and summer.

To look best you can prune the leaves of the plant or cut the withered flowers to prevent any damage. You can cut the pups of the plants to propagate other spider plants. If you can see any damaged leaves or brown tips you can cut off the leaves. 

6. Propagation:- 

You can easily propagate Spider Plant at any time of the year. The best time to propagate the plants is in the season of Summer and Spring. But there are different ways to propagate Spider plant babies. You can make new spider plants to grow from seed. You can propagate spider plants also from cutting.  Cut the pups from the main plant and propagate Spider Plant in water. You can also propagate it in soil. If we propagate spider plants in water, roots will come within seven-ten days.

You can plant siderites in the soil is the easiest way and also the quickest way to propagate spider plants. There is a question that comes to mind Can spider plants live in water? Yes, the spider plant or we can say Chlorophytum comosum can easily live in water. But it’s not possible to grow spider plants from a leaf cutting.

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