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Spider Plant

4.7 out of 5 (832 experiences)

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

Also known as

Spider Ivy, St. Bernard's Lily, Ribbon Plant, Airplane Plant and Variegated Bonnie Spider Plant

Taxonomy

Chlorophytum comosum
Chlorophytum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 534
Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 514
Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 403
Spider Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 192
Spider Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 161
Spider Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 159
Spider Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 129
Spider Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 12
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@Cobiux
San Diego, California
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Carmen by Cobiux on Greg, the plant care app
08/08/2021

She’s a true survivor. My friend dropped her off and left her outside on my porch because his cat literally ate her up, she was so tiny and barely had any leaves left. I didn’t think she’d survive …

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Getplanting avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named airbus by Getplanting on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

mine died lol not sure why which really sucks because this plant was very overpriced at a local grocery shop. 21.99 for this plant and it died? really sucks but maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. brow…

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Big Spidy by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

These guys are impossible to kill. Mine in particular sat too far from the light for a whole year. It was pale and spindly with thin leaves. Not dying, totally alive, just... not exciting. I moved it…

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Kaleena avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named McCormick by Kaleena on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

I love spider plants. My first one was a gift from my mother in law. My cat ate it down to the nubs and I was so disappointed. Cat survived just fine and so did the plant! It grew back! I knew then t…

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Plantbased93 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Cinta by Plantbased93 on Greg, the plant care app
05/05/2021

Spiderplants are so cute! They do best on bright, indirect light but can tolerate direct sunlight if it’s not too intense. They can grow fast, but their leaves brown easily and if you’re not careful …

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@Unofficials…
Christchurch, Canterbury
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Anansi by Unofficialsheehan on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

A funky looking easy care plant. All of the spider plants I have owned I have been able to stick them wherever suits me and they thrive. They also don't require a lot of maintenance so you can really…

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@Paula
New York
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Penelope by Paula on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

Man, I really want to love this plant — it’s a baby I propagated from my partner’s spider plant & he has another one he propagated too. His looks SO GOOD but mine is struggling! I may not have watere…

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Lep7349 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Peter by Lep7349 on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

This is the most essential house plant, it filters air so it is a great house plant. It is super easy and grows really fast, it is pet friendly but be careful it can take over your house 😂 it grows s…

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Naancy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Suzy by Naancy on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

I’ve had my spider plant for a about a year now and during this time it has grown babies (which grew very well) and after a long awaited (and overdue) repot, I was surprised to see that the roots wer…

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Alexnoonan avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Spider Kitchen by Alexnoonan on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

In my experience spider plants are almost impossible to kill, very easy to care for, they grow incredibly fast, and because of that they will sprout little babies left and right. I went from having o…

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How to care for Spider Plant

Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Spider Plant in your home

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

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 Spider Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Spider Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Spider Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Plant


Greg recommends:

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.

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