Plant Care Curly Spider Plant

Curly Spider Plant

4.9 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Curly Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Curly Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Curly Spider Plant

Spider plants are an incredibly popular houseplant known for their ability to grow plantlets along their stems. These plantlets can be removed and grown to create new plants! Spider plants are used as a charm of protection by the Nguni people of South Africa, who dip the roots of spider plants in water to make a tea for pregnant mothers. 🫖

Taxonomy

Chlorophytum comosum 'Bonnie'
Chlorophytum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

How to care for Curly Spider Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Curly Spider Plant

Water needs for Curly Spider Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Curly Spider Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Curly Spider Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Curly Spider Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Curly Spider Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Curly Spider Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Curly Spider Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Curly Spider Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Curly Spider Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Curly Spider Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Curly Spider Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Curly Spider Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Curly Spider Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Curly Spider Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Curly Spider Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Curly Spider Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Curly Spider Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Curly Spider Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

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❄️ Dormancy

  • Temperature dependent
  • Based on plant health
    • Depending on their conditions, your Curly Spider Plant may go dormant. Dormancy in this species is typically in response to poor light or a lack of water. You’ll know your plant has gone dormant when their growth slows down substantially. Depending on the cause, your plant can be coaxed out of dormancy by increasing their access to light or watering more often.


🌎 Native Region

Curly Spider Plant is native to Tropical and Subtropical Africa, Australia, and Asia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Curly Spider Plant

Curly Spider Plant

Curly Spider Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Curly Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Curly Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Curly Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Curly Spider Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Curly Spider Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Curly Spider Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Curly Spider Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@abidina avatar
@@abidina
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 3,082 XP
globe Nashville, TN
06/26/2021

my little curly spider canNOT stop having pups 🖤

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@a.u.t.u.m.n_noel avatar
@@a.u.t.u.m.n_noel
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 241 XP
globe Gresham, OR
06/14/2021

Super talkative and will let you know when it needs water! Its a fast grower and will eventually give you tons of baby plants!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Kennedy avatar
@@Kennedy
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 1,221 XP
06/08/2021

I’ve had mine for a little over 2 weeks and it’s already growing a baby one very cute. I bottom water mind and it seems to do great and it’s under a grow light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@lanasoasis avatar
@@lanasoasis
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 622 XP
05/31/2021

Sensitive to light and over/under watering

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@vchil avatar
@@vchil
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,366 XP
05/26/2021

I love how chaotic these guys end up looking after letting all their babies grow & hang below the plant. Mine get crispy tips if it it gets too much direct sun

Fast grower Fast grower
@VtJungle avatar
@@VtJungle
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,828 XP
globe Waterbury Village Historic District, VT
04/07/2021

So easy to care for! I especially like the curly variety because of their interesting mass of leaves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@kaylathrivesonlife29 avatar
@@kaylathrivesonlife29
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 3,252 XP
globe Mayfield Heights, OH
03/14/2021

I love the aesthetic of this plant so much! I just wish he was growing a bit faster. Fingers crossed for this summer!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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