Over the last 20 years Tom has successfully owned hundreds of houseplants and is always happy to share knowledge and lend his horticulture skills to those in need. Spider Plant Repotting. Water only sparingly in Winter as growth slows down no matter what you do at this time of year and if you've to much water sloshing around the roots, it can cause the plant to rot. The graceful, easy care, indoor spider plant, that can also grow outdoors in the shade during the summer, produces leaves directly from the center of the plant. Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ Plant Type: Evergreen perennial. The spider plant grow to about 24 inches high. Plus, my spider plants require less care because I don’t have to water as frequently. • If the soil is wet or you go colder than this, some damage will likely result. The leaves and stems thicken and have increased waxiness. Spider Plants can go rather limp and stop producing babies if the conditions aren’t to their liking. You can put your plant outside in the Summer but be sure to bring it indoors before Winter arrives. Read on for information on moving spider plants to larger pots. Just don’t leave your plant exposed directly to the sunlight, as it might burn its leaves. Jun 28, 2019 - Explore Katie Parsons's board "Spider Plant Containers" on Pinterest. If ideal care has been provided, you'll end up repotting a Spider Plant into a bigger pot every Spring until it reaches maturity after about 2 to 5 years. Despite the creepy-crawly name, the spider plant is among the most popular (and easiest to grow) of all hanging or trailing houseplants. This is in part due to the thick white roots, or rhizomes, it produces in order to store food and moisture for long term support. Cleome Gynandra (spider plant) accessions Ann K. Munene BSc. Spider plants are tolerant of a variety of different light, temperature and soil environments, and they don’t demand a lot of nutrients, However, giving them good soil and fertilizer will not hurt the plant. Spider plants usually flower in the summer, and new offshoots (called babies or plantlets) grow out of those flowers. Make sure that the pot is well-draining, with plenty of drainage holes in the bottom. Most types tolerate fairly low light conditions, but plants will grow faster if given more light. The Potential Size of Spider Plants. It's pretty difficult to kill Spider Plants so while it rarely just dies on you, your plant may get a few ugly side effects if you're not treating it quite right. For Spider Plants humidity levels are not important. Well-loved for centuries, the Spider Plant is a classic, enduring staple and prime pick for your home. Again caused by too little water with too much sunlight. Spider Plant, also called airplane plant, is a houseplant that's withstood the tests of time. Spider plants are also excellent options for hanging in baskets, as the leaves hang over the sides, providing a classy look to your patio. The foliage can be solid green but it is usually striped with yellow or cream-colored variegation. Spider Plant Size. You may want to re-pot overgrown plants. Although it's better adapted to darker positions than the variegated versions it's the least common. If you think you might need some help with repotting your plant be sure to check out our repotting guide. Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) form grass-like mounds of foliage that stand 1 to 2 feet high. Providing you give it good light levels and just the right amount of water as detailed above, then it will burst into growth and keep churning out new leaves at a very rapid pace. If the plant has never been repotted from the tiny pot in which you originally received it, then it's time for a size upgrade. Spider plants are native to the coastal areas of South Africa. No Spider plants are not toxic so they're very safe to have around people, cats or dogs. (Article / Gallery) Photo credit of the Spider Plant rooting in a water vase - Jon Li. Let the soil dry out a little between watering. Don't stress too much about the little things, this plant is very forgiving and will prosper in almost any conditions. Their name refers to the tiny plantlets dangling from wiry stems that resemble spiders floating on a bit of web. These Pot and Plants Bundles are only available at the Store or through Curbside Pickup or Delivery in the GTA. Alternatively, you can decrease the spider plant’s size by dividing the roots and repotting a new segment. 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