If you are just starting out with houseplants or think you kill them, you should try growing spider plants. Here's how to care for them.
Spider Plants (Chlorophytum Comosum) are popular, easy-to-grow, and low-maintenance indoor plants. It is named for its long, spider-like leaves that grow from the plant’s center.
Spider plants are really adaptable as far as their light requirements are concerned. In general, they prefer medium to bright indirect sunlight. But avoid direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves.
Water spider plants regularly, but allow the water to drain out. It’s important to let them dry out between waterings too so the soil doesn’t become waterlogged.
Use well-draining potting soil and ensure adequate drainage by using a container with a drainage hole.
Fertilize during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer like this because it is set-and-forget making it much easier to feed them. Stop fertilizing in late summer/early fall.
Spider plants prefer temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C), and can tolerate lower temperatures but not below 50°F (10°C).
Spider plants prefer moderate humidity but can adapt to a range of conditions.During winter months when humidity is low, you can bump it up using a humidifier or grouping several houseplants together.
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