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 San Diego, California.
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 San Diego is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
December 5th, 2022
San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 19.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 …
December 5th, 2022
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…
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 💪.️
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
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).