Chlorophytum, Spider (Air purifer plant)
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Spider Plants, or Chlorophytum are timeless and easy to look after houseplants plants.They are potentially one of the easiest and rewarding indoor plants you can grow.

One of the most interesting points of the Spider Plant is its ability to rapidly propagate itself, through us, people! A "baby" or "pup" from the mother plant will often root with a very high success rate and within a year it's producing babies of its own to give out to your family and friends. Children love it and adults too.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Spider plant Greenish-white, white. Flowers freely Plants grow up to 1 ft (30 cm) tall, with stems trailing to 3 ft (90 cm) in length. Easy

 

Planting and care

Sunlight All the variegated Spider Plants need a bright spot in order to keep their stripes. The all green version (which has no variegation to lose) will accept a darker location although growth will be much slower. Direct sunlight should always be avoided.
Humidity Not important.
Temperature If the soil is dry it will survive without issue down to 5°C / 41°F. If the soil is wet or you go colder than this, some damage will likely result. Any exposure to a hard frost will totally destroy the plant over night. The average warmth of a typical home is the key to good growth.
Fertilizer Feed every 2 weeks spring through summer with a liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Soil Well-drained soil

 

 Help! If Spider Plant is Dying

1-Spider Plant has leaves with brown tips

This is normally caused by excessively hot air (i.e. if it's above a hot radiator) or from underfeeding. You should aim to feed it at least once a month during the growing seasons. Once the ends go brown they stay brown so nip the tips off.

2-Leaves with brown streaks (normally in Winter)

This is a watering fault. You don't need to water as frequently in Winter as the plant is hardly growing at this time of the year.

3-Leaves curl with spots of brown / yellowing and leaf fall

In the growing season this is caused by too little water. It usually means you have allowed the soil to completely dry out and then left it like that for another few weeks. (In other words, you probably can't actually recall when you last watered it. Opps).

4-No Spider Babies

Your Spider Plant is too young. Flowers and therefore babies only appear on more mature plants, it also needs to be in a reasonably sized pot. 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.