Plant Care Spider Plant
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Spider Plant

4.8 out of 5 (90 experiences)

Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Chlorophytum comosum
Chlorophytum
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Spider Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 62
Spider Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 51
Spider Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 51
Spider Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 21
Spider Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 17
Spider Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
Spider Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Spider Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Paula
New York, NY
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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Colossalfrogs avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Scorpio by Colossalfrogs on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

I have had this spider plant since i was in kindergarten over 12 years ago. It produces lots of pups and most other spider plants we have in our home are offspring of the original. Pretty hardy, cons…

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@Heyitsnikki
St. Louis Park, MN
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Barbara by Heyitsnikki on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

Very easy plant to take care of! Typically adapts to your lifestyle - how often you water it, how much sun it gets. I’ve had it ranging in full sun to mostly indirect light, and it has done wonderful…

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@Gathererofn…
Lincoln, NE
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Mothership by Gathererofnutsandodballs on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

I love my spider plant! I take her outside in the spring and it stays on the patio until fall. She never has a problem adjusting to the move and she blooms beautifully during her time outside! She h…

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Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Charlotte by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

Spider plants are perennial plants and have an indefinite lifespan, many of these plants end up outliving their owners. With good care, they can easily live for 50+ years and they often become family…

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@Twistyourst…
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Spidey Plant by Twistyourstitch on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Brought this new baby home from work and it was COOLDDD out. Leave damage and also now whitefly infested. Am treating for whitefly but hope these leaves recover. Spidey is currently in quarantine.

Amanda avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Sigmund by Amanda on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

Virtually indestructible! Perfect for beginners or people with black thumbs 😂 love that it makes little babies on the offshoots - super easy to throw in water and give as gifts!

Beanzcanhazplantz avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Nicholas Hammond by Beanzcanhazplantz on Greg, the plant care app
02/27/2021

This one was rescued a day ago. I trimmed all the dead leaves and added a little potting soil. I’m hoping it comes back to life

Dsplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Pearl by Dsplants on Greg, the plant care app
04/06/2021

These grow super fast and have “babies” so quickly you’ll be giving them away to friends left and right

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@Mrsjenger
Ann Arbor, MI
Rating of the plant Spider Plant named Peter Parker by Mrsjenger on Greg, the plant care app
03/22/2021

If you have mid-century mod decor, you need a spider plant or two. So easy to grow and propagate.

How to care for Spider Plant

Water

How often to water your Spider Plant

Water needs for Spider Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Spider Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
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.

Plant care guide for Spider Plant in Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

47% Low

Growing Spider Plant in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Spider Plant in Seattle, WA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Spider Plant in Seattle, WA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 68.5% ☀️

April 18th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 68.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 16.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Spider Plant in Seattle, WA

Daylight will increase by 3.0 hours 📈

April 18th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 26.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.3 total hours of day…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, WA ⛅.

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.

When to repot Spider Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Spider Plant in Seattle, WA

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

April 17th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Spider Plant

Spider Plant

Spider Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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