Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum, is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips.
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About Spider Plant
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and the easiest to grow. This plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems, other than brown tips. It is named because of its spider-like plants, or spiderettes, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. Available in green or variegated varieties, these spiderettes often start out as small white flowers.
Browning leaf tips or edges – Finding the direct cause is somewhat tricky, as it’ll range from too much direct sunlight with too little watering, a much-needed transplant, over-fertilisation, or excessive fluoride found in tap water. Spider Plants must not endure more than three hours of on-peak sunlight, especially if the soil is kept too dry, as sun-scorch may arise.
Yellowing leaves – this is a tell-tale sign of too little sunlight or over-watering, which go hand in hand.
My spider plant has collapsed – If a spider plant has collapsed, but still appears healthy, it could be down to the lack of light. Again, situate it in a brighter location with no direct sunlight to prevent further stress.
The final issue is the surrounding temperature. Spider plants cannot tolerate temperatures below 10℃ (50℉) as their natural environment wouldn’t dip below this threshold during the year. Typical symptoms include the yellowing of leaves and foliage decline, along with a general deterioration of health. Remove the affected leaves and immediately present a location with an adequate amount of warmth. Avoid persistent droughts and intense sunlight to prevent further issues.
What do Spider Plants Clean from the air?
Spider plants are most effective in removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. The effective reduction of indoor carbon monoxide level helps in decreasing fatigue, headaches, colds, sore throats, and flu-like symptoms caused by CO exposure. Discover more about plant benefits.
How To Care For Spider Plant
Allow the top third of the soil to dry out in between irrigations, reducing this further during the autumn and winter months. As they’ll develop thick tuberous root systems to survive prolonged drought in the wild, it’s always best to under-water a Spider Plant rather than over-do it.
Provide bright, indirect light with a few hours of winter sun, but be sure to prevent over-exposure to the summer rays and don’t keep somewhere excessively dark
Rinse the foliage once a month to remove excess dust from the leaves
Keep the soil moist throughout, but allow the top inch of soil to dry between watering
Give your plant a boost with feritilizer fortnightly during spring and summer and once per month in autumn & winter
Repot annually and seperate your ‘spiderettes’ during spring. These make great gifts, or simply expand your collection
Consider these products to help with the care of your Spider Plant
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