Caring Tips For Spider Plants
Spider plants are one of the most common houseplants, and are extremely easy to grow and propagate. Spider plants are grown in households all over the world, and they also do well in many gardens, depending on the zone in which the garden is located. Many garden supply and plant stores carry spider plants, and people also exchange spider plant babies with each other, taking advantage of the plant’s readiness to duplicate itself. Caring for spider plants is easy. These tough plants tolerate lots of abuse, making them excellent candidates for newbie gardeners or those without a green thumb. Provide them with well-drained soil and bright, indirect light and they will flourish. Water them well but do not allow the plants to become too soggy, which can lead to root rot. In fact, spider plants prefer to dry out some between waterings.
When caring for spider plants, also take into account that they enjoy cooler temperatures — around 55 to 65 F. (13-18 C.). Spider plants can also benefit from occasional pruning, cutting them back to the base. Since spider plants prefer a semi-potbound environment, repot them only when their large, fleshy roots are highly visible and watering is difficult. Spider plants can be easily propagated as well through division of the mother plant or by planting the small spiderettes.