4.7 out of 5 (1015 experiences)
About 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. 🫖
Also known as
Spider Ivy, St. Bernard's Lily, Ribbon Plant, Airplane Plant, Variegated Bonnie Spider Plant, Chlorophytum zebrina and Spider-less Plant
How to care for Spider Plant
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 Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 4th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is ke…
December 3rd, 2022
Colorado Springs is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to decrease by 25.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of …
December 2nd, 2022
This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours…
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 Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.
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.
December 3rd, 2022
The growing potential in Colorado Springs 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.
What other plant parents say
This is the only plant I didn’t kill when I first started getting into my green thumb. I have overwatered it, under-watered it, had its roots overgrow their pot and it still continues to grow for me(although it’s leaves brown very fast).