4.7 out of 5 (995 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 and Variegated Bonnie Spider 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 Washington, District of Columbia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 24th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 24th, 2022
Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 29.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per…
January 25th, 2022
This month, Washington is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of d…
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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.
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).
King of the houseplant. Loves most places you put it. I’ve found they love recycled metal tins as pots. Honestly, I love them so much. They don’t mind being a little root bound and it helps produce babies! They’re just grand. Get them and propagate to your hearts content!
i named my plant stripey, she was my sisters plant before she was mine so i want to say she’s about 2-3 years old. through the time i’ve had her i’ve had a lot of depressive episodes and forget to water her but she still survived! definitely a great beginner plant. she has two new blooms coming along which is exciting! i’m going to love her till the end.
I love this plant, it’s so easy to propagate and I regularly root and give away baby plants as gifts to friends and family. It’s a hearty plant that can handle a lot of sun but will still do well in a lower light environment. Doesn’t need high humidity and is pretty hearty if you forget to water it once in a while.