Houseplant Care Tips

Various Houseplant Care Tips Including Watering and Lighting Requirements.


Houseplant Care Tips

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Spider Plant Care

Common Name: Spider Plant
Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Lighting: Moderate
Watering: Low


The Spider Plant is characterized by its long shoots of thin foliage with off shoots at the ends of many of the leaves. The Spider plant's foliage is commonly known to be variegated with a white stripe, however some may have the white stripe to the outside or the foliage may be entirely green. The Spider Plant is one of my top easy to grow houseplants as well as one of the easiest to reproduce.


The Spider Plant requires only light watering. Allow the soil to dry completely in between waterings. You only need to water the spider plant once every two weeks. If the foliage begins to show black tips or a yellow halo, you are probably over watering the plant. If the foliage begins to drop, the plant is ready for a drink. If the foliage begins to brown, try watering with distilled water. The Spider Plant has been known to have problems if there are chemicals in the water.


Spider Plants prefer natural light, but do not place them in direct sunlight. If the leaves begin turning brown, try moving the plant out of the direct light. If the plant is kept within 5 to 8 feet of a window it should grow fine.


The off shoots can be removed and placed in soil or water which will then grow into its own plant in very little time. It is actually good to remove these off shoots from the main plant. Too many off shoots can cause the main plant to strain.


Pests and mites are not a problem with this houseplant. I personally have never had any problems with pests on my spider plants, however if they should arrive simply spray a soapy water mixture over the plants a couple of times a day.


Please tell others what experiences you've had with this plant.



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66 Comments:

Anonymous Mr Spider Plant said...

Good tips! Well done!!

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good tip for cat owners: keep spider plants out of the reach of cats

8:28 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Is it poisonous for my baby?? how does it affect? Can I keep it outdoors.

7:01 AM  
Blogger drayas said...

jd,

Yes, Spider plants are poisonous to children and animals if eaten. If you are in a warm climate you can place it outdoors, otherwise somewhere out of baby's reach.

If injested common poison symptoms include mild stomach ache, rash and swelling around mouth. However, if you suspect your child has eaten some of the plant, you should contact a Poison Control Center ASAP.

Thanks,
drayas

7:15 AM  
Blogger klbmarsh said...

I live in TX and have 2 spider plants in my backyard all year long. In the summer, I keep them in the shady area under a huge schefflera/umbrella tree next to my pond. But they do OK in the sun, so long as I don't let them dry out.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

My friend gave me a spider plant last summer, and for an ENTIRE YEAR my cat nibbled on it before I noticed (the constant puking is what finally tipped me off). Once i removed it from reach, it took off, and it now doing great... however, the leaves are getting progressively lighter green, is this okay?

11:48 AM  
Blogger drayas said...

Kate,

Did your move give the plant more or less light? Usually light levels will cause that change.

Thanks,
drayas

2:01 PM  
Blogger bunny888 said...

I've noticed that the leaves get a translucent look to them and turn a lighter green when my plants need a drink.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Geraldo said...

I am new to spider plants. I placed one of those aquabulbs in the soil to keep the plant watered. My spider plant is not reacting well to that at all: dead brown leaves and just not appearing healthy. I removed the aquabulb watering device but it is too early to see how it will react. Maybe the plant was being over-watered? Also, I have water a softener unit and wonder if that could be adversely affecting the plant as well? Geraldo

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put an "aquaglobe" in my spider plant and saw the same adverse affects. As with you, I have only taken it out recently. Hopefully the plant's condition improves soon.

9:11 AM  
Blogger nick said...

I have a peace lily and spider plant in my office. They are about 5-6 feet from the window, and above window height. I have added flourescent bulbs for plants, mostly for my other plants. The lily and spider sit 3-4 feet directly beneath the light. Is this going to be too much for them? Nick

9:36 AM  
Blogger drayas said...

Geraldo,

The globe may have been overwatering the plant, but the water softener is also not good. On all houseplants you should use non-treated water for best results.

How is the plant doing now?

-- drayas

3:41 PM  
Blogger drayas said...

Nick,

I have not used lights before. Can any of my readers give us a hand??

Thanks,
drayas

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spider plants are not poisonous to cats, my sister's cat can freely eat it and she's 18. If it applies to dogs as well I don't know.

2:45 PM  
Blogger drayas said...

Hello,

You are correct. At the time when this was posted, the various sources I used labeled it as poisonous. However since then I have removed it from the list. I do not want to delete the comments therefore why it is still there.

So for clarification, as far as I have found, Spider plants ARE NOT poisonous.

Thanks,
drayas

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I trim leaves to almost dirt
level,to promote new leaves,because
of dried brown tips?

11:43 PM  
Blogger Everyday Flowers said...

I received it as a gift last year but it still does not have any shoots at the tips. Is this normal? When does it get new shoots?

11:21 PM  
Anonymous John B said...

I have a spider plant that I truly love. It has now grow to the point I need to repot it. Does anybody know if a spider plant becomes root bound, does that hinder the growth of the plant? As in my case, I have shoots that are becoming entangled with each other. My plant is HUGE to say the least.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello how do i plant the bulbs a friend just drop off 3 of them so 2 bulbs in water and 1 in a pot with a mass cane as you can see i am new to this. need help thank you

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a very small spider plant I got at a plant show back in Feb. It was doing good but now it seems some of the leaves are turning a light brown color and getting mushy. I think it may have got to much water. Is there anything I can do or just hold out let it ride it out as the soil dries out?

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I figured out it was the water that was making the leaves change. There was chlorine in the water. So now I leave some water out for about a week before I water it or just use rain water. Plant really has picked back up again.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My spiderplants seem quite happy but after awhile (a couple of years) develop a sticky sap and bumps on the stems of the babies. Am I doing something wrong and can I prevent this?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Cynthia in S Illinois said...

Spider plants are the original "How could you possibly kill one?" plant. And they multiply like crazy. I put my houseplants outside in summer and take them to a basement room with multiple flourescent lights in winter. I can't begin to tell you how many spider plants I have. Some are massive--I can hardly lift them. A few years back I gave one of the biggest to a friend. She put it on a tall tree stump in her yard and her chickens discovered it. She was devastated, as was the plant. I had her bring it back, pulled the roots out, replaced the potting soil and stuck a couple of "babies" in to make it look better. Placed out of chicken reach, it recovered completely within a month. Absolutely as foolproof as a plant comes. I've dropped babies on the picnic table and left them for a month and they lived. I've dropped them on the ground and they've rooted and lived until winter killed them. Yeah, the cats will chew on them and it makes them vomit. I don't think it's poisonous--it's just not a good thing. After a few years the roots will completely replace the soil and they will still live. I give them an occasional dose of either liquid plant food or plant food spikes. Very occasional!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Autumn said...

I have something eating the leaves of my baby spider that I just potted! I think it might be a worm because I saw one in the soil. Has anyone ever heard of this???

11:40 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I've had my spider plant for a year and a half now and it seems to be a pretty easy plant to take care, but can anyone tell me about when I need to re-pot it? or how you can tell when it's pot is too small?

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Brett said...

I had a spider plant baby in an old mug of water that I saved from its frost-dead mother over 3 years ago. It proceeded to grow in that mug and I kept filling the water, sometimes even letting it go completely dry (exposed roots) but it would always come back. It was obviously small and stunted, but survived and shot tons of baby offshoots, which I doubled back into the mug where most of them grew roots. In the new england winters there it sat by a drafty eastern window sill over a kitchen sink in the mug...until I bought a house. I vowed to give it a proper home so I repotted it into a southeast 4season porch, hanger pot. I had to literally break the mug because the roots where so packed and wound around inside the oddly shaped mug. The root ball was like a casting of the mug's inside. I planted it whole. In about 2 months it's about 6-8 times bigger with many offshoots. It took a good 2-3 weeks to get rolling but then took off.
Long story, but just a testament to its hardiness and tolerance. It's an unvariegated, medium green with a somewhat broad leaf, I water it pretty often and it sits in a picture window with 6-8 hrs direct sun just fine.
Thanks!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a small spider plant that I got a couple years ago. During the summer, I hang it outside, then bring it in for winter. Both last winter and this one, as soon as I brought the plant inside the whole main plant and some babies turn completely yellow, then brown. Last winter, it came back after a while. Why does this keep happening? I haven't watered it since I brought it inside this year (about 2 weeks or so)

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White and green spider plants look lovely in a hanging basket placed in the corner of a shady, protected porch.
To create a waterfall effect, plant a large spider plant in one half of the pot and smaller spider plants in the other half. Cut off any 'babies' that grow over the large plant's side of the pot.
I adjusted the chains on my pot so that it tipped slightly, with the large plant being higher than the smaller plants. When the babies began to grow from the smaller plants, the effect was of a plant waterfall.

I used a wire and coconut husk hanging basket filled fine gravel in the base for drainage and rotting leaves mixed with rich soil sprinkled over and around the roots. The fleshy roots don't like to sit in water and seem happier with some air pockets in amongst the roots. I give it a cup of water every 10 or so days, taking care to not let the water sit on the leaves.
Every three years, I yank everything out of the pot and cut all of the leaves back to the root cluster. I chop the roots back until the ball is smaller (cutting most of them in half) and then repeat the above process. Each time I do this, the plants grow back more lush than before. Cutting back and re-potting spider plants can solve problems with yellowing or browning leaves, as this improves drainage and promotes new, healthy growth.

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, i am completely new to spider plants and i recently took one of my friends' baby ones home. i took it of the mother plant's stalk myself, and i dont know if i did it right. i took it off right at the stalk, so is that ok?

12:00 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

i have little flys smaller than fruit flys around my spider plant how can i get ride of them? i also use the bulb to water the plants and its turning brown to i'm gonna remove them now.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JD and drayas, spider plants are not poisonous to children or cats: http://www.poison.org/prevent/plants.asp

11:02 AM  
Blogger drayas said...

At the time of this blog post and JD's comments I had found sources stating this houseplant was poisonous when eaten. However since then it appears the Spider plant is no longer listed on any of the popular poisonous plants lists.

Regardless of being on the list or not, I would still not let my children or pets eat it.

Thanks,
drayas

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mother has a spider plant...and where she works all the time she doesn't have the energy to care for that and other houseplants. I stumbled across this site by accident because I was searching for how to care for my newly obtained aloe vera (very good advice by the way)) And I noticed the spider plant link to the side.
Well, to get to the point, it looks to be in sorry shape. Most of the leaves are a pale yellow, but its still alive. I am curious to know if it should be repotted or if that would even help at this point.
-K

4:36 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Has anyone tried to plant a spider plant and another plant in a single pot? I have a huge pot in which I have a rubber tree plant (eight feet tall after several trims). I'd love to put in some lower plants, but I'm worried about how aggressively the spider plant puts out its roots. I've had scores of them over the years, and when I've repotted them to give away as a gift, I've noticed they had become root bound. I don't want to compromise the roots of the rubber tree plant. On the upside, the pot itself is 18" in diameter and a good two feet deep. Thanks for any advice!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERY TIME I PINCH OFF ONE OF THE BABIES SO I CAN GROW ANOTHER SPIDER PLANT,I WILL PUT IT IN WATER AND IT STARTS GROWING ROOTS REALLY FAST AND DOES GREAT BUT THE MINUTE I PUT IT IN A POT WITH DIRT IT STARTS DYING.-ANY ADVICE?

8:28 AM  
Blogger kittyhawkjd said...

I have a spider plant for about 1 year. It just is not growing not sure why. I have fed it and placed it in different locations. Can you tell me what is wrong? Thanks

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have MANY spider plants I have been growing off one little baby I planted 4 years ago. I keep taking the babies from the shoots and rooting them in water then I plant several in a pot. My whole deck railing is about full, I give them away and what I have in the winter I put in my garage till the next spring. I love spider plants and tha cascading from the shoots and babies so much it is hard for me to let let even one baby go without being planted in dirt. I would love to have a green house to grow and sell these some day. I enjoy them so much.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just bought my first ever spider plant yesterday. I am so excited. For years I have wanted one but was just too nervous to try it. As I do NOT have a green thumb. But this year I planted a vegetable garden and with advice from fellow gardeners...it's outstanding. So I am ready for the spider plant now. :)

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DoDa
I have two spiderplants. Looked good when I got them. Not so good now. I love them but they have that i'm going to die look. lolz maybe I try something else. I love them

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've two spiders spreading around the back hard during autumn in the 70s in Wisconsin.

Both are have been outdoors since spring, when night temperatures stayed above 50.

Mama started about 8 inches in diameter, with maybe 15-20 leaves. She's now 2 feet in diameter with about 100 leaves. She's got full sun for 4 hours a day, follwed by indirect sun mid-day (11am to 2 pm), follwed by direct western sun from 3/4 pm to sundown.

She survived the heat wave very happily with daily watering. Sometimes, when rising to 100s, she got soaked morning and evening.

She gets fed miracle grow every 2-3 weeks.

She's happy.

Presently, she's got 4 major shoots searching for dirt to plant babies. Clearly, she's got plenty of food, water and sunlight to keep herself very happy while feeding 4 sprouts with 15-20 babies.

Her #1 baby, from last winter, started at 6 inches in spring, with maybe 10-12 leaves. Baby #1 is about 8-10 inches in diameter with about 20-25 leaves. Also very happy, living alongside mama.

Mama spent last winter in a corner of the living room, rarely watered, with house temperatures in low 60s daytime, mid 50s at night. Mama got a couple hours soft winter sunlight from an adjacent south-east facing window.

If I can make these happy, anyone can.

She's quite happy.

Mama started the spring is about 2 feet in diameter

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Isabella said...

I have an off-shoot that I keep in a small glass of water, which I change once a week. Is it okay to keep the shoot in water instead of planting it?

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a spider plant on my kitchen window sill, and had lots of baby shoots coming off it, so i replanted 4 of the baby spider plants and all of them died, when is the best time to replant them

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...i have had this spider plant for 2 weeks now and i just started watering it... after i finished watering it... it started to shake rapidly... and is still shaking..

this isnt technically my plant... its my friends plant and i was wondering if anyone has seen this or what.. and if so what should i do?

im hoping that i didnt kill it...

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always had spider plants and cats. I had a cat once that loved to eat the spider plant leaves. He would even eat the dead leaves. That cat lived to be almost 20 years old so spider plants were not obviously poisonous to him!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to ASPCA, these are not poisonous to cats! : ) http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison-control/Plants/spider-plant.aspx

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have what I call a brown thumb. I can kill any plant. But, I have had the same spider plant for 27 years. It is one of the all green types and is in about a 10" plastic pot. I am here to say that the plant will absolutely thrive on sheer neglect. I tell people that it is the only plant that I can't kill.

I only water mine when the soil is almost dry, and rarely give it plant food. But, I am on well water - no chemicals.

I have kept the plant small by splitting and re-potting it NUMEROUS times. They do seem to quickly get root bound and choke. I've gotten lots of compliments on how beautiful a plant it is, and give away plants often.

If I'd have kept all of the splittings and shoots, I'd live in a jungle.

When I want shoots to replant or give away, I simply stop watering it until it starts to turn a pale green. Then I soak the plant well (set it in my sink and give it enough water to run through a couple times, and let it drain well). Then water it well for maybe a month - about a glass of water every few days and maybe a little plant food. Then cut back watering to every couple weeks or so.

I pull off the babies and stick them in a glass of water until they have established roots. Then plant.

I believe sending out shoots is a survival mechanism. It thinks it is dying. So when it gets water, it sends out baby shoots to seek out a better place to live.
I even tried to kill one by leaving it out in the Colorado winter. At the last minute, I felt remorse for the poor thing and brought it back inside. I pulled out all of the brown leaves re-potted it, and set it back in my sunny family room. It was green and shot out dozens of shoots and flowers in no time.

My mom has had a striped spider plant for almost as long, but it has never sent out shoots and always looks frail. I keep telling her to stop watering it so much, but she just can't do it. She waters it well at least once a week. I think over watering seems to do more damage than under watering. But trust me, I am no plant expert.

Good luck.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dryas,

I just got some little baby spider plants. I noticed that if you snip them off of a grown-up plant, they need constant watering. As a result, I got tired of watering them 2x a day and so I just stuck them in a bowl of water. Is this OK?

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've found with the babies if you leave them on the mother plant until they have at least one decent root growing they will take to being potted better. I have fourteen large spider plants going at anyone time.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a spider plant 5 years ago when it was very tiny. About 2 years after I got it, there was a surplus of little plants coming out of it. I potted at least 10 in small bowls and give them away. I kept one, planted it in a pot and left next to the original one on a ledge about 30 feet for a big window. For three years, neither plant has had a single tiny plant come out of it and the new one is beginning to die. I think I overwatered it. Why are the plants not making new ones? I hope that I can get a new one. What can I do?

7:51 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Jensen said...

I love love love my spider plant. My mother bought it for me when I first got into plants because I adored hers and it has lived for 4 years now and is still going strong. I have given away at least 4 plants now. I transplanted it into a bigger pot, thinking that it had gotten root bound this last year. It didn't even bat an eye, it just grew until it fit the pot! I was surprised. Its flowers always make me happy and its a great gift for those who don't have a green thumb

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they prefer to be root bound or do they like room to grow?? Please email me with an answer if possible. devileyez_80@hotmail.com
Thank you in advance :)

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I know, spider plants are not toxic themselves. But as they are air purifying plants, the leaves will contain whatever toxic substances the plant has been exposed to. So a young plant living in a clean environment won't cause any problems, but an older plant that has been exposed to a lot of fumes (on a city balcony, for example, or in a kitchen, or close to a fireplace, etc.) will have accumulated a lot of toxic material in its leaves and can make an animal or small child sick if ingested. So it's best not to take any chances & keep the plant out of reach of children and pets.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My spider plants sends out flowers but they never turn into baby plants. What's wrong with my spider plant?

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a spider plant that is so pretty. I want to grow it as big as I can in pots and then transplant it to my cat garden when it gets big enough that they can't kill it. They love playing with and laying under big grass plants but they also like to lay ON the plants and flatten them if they're small enough. I'm trying to prevent that. My question is, if I ultimately want to plant it outside, what kind of light does it need? I live in South Texas. It would be nice to have a plant I didn't have to water all the time in this drought. The other thing, what is the best way to prune this thing? I've seen some pictures of bigger plants that look pretty "hairy" and mine looks so nice and perfect right now.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Lori Loynd - Jordan said...

HEEEELP PLEEEASE!!!!! My "Sammy" (Spider Plant) who I've had for YEARS has (just about) completed a FLOWER SHOW!!! He had TONS of tiny 6 white flowers with a grouping of tiny yellow "shoots" out of each flower. They have 6 white petals per flower. Some have as many as 12 flowers along the stalk,....then a baby spider shoot. Am I killing Sammy??? Should I have clipped ALL babies?? Also, WHERE/HOW should I be clipping him? PLEASE help, I have had SUCH great luck with him just by watering with Miracle-Gro liquid food with each watering, good lighting and VERY occasional clipping, i mean VERY VERY occasional!! I am also wondering if I should upgrade his pot size??? Since it HAS BEEN since 2008 that I got him and I have not re-potted him! UUGGHH! PLEASE give me your advice/HELP for "Sammy"!!! Feel free to E-Mail me, just make sure to put something re: Spider plants or "Sammy" in the subject or I will not openit. THANK-YOU!! LORI :) (& Sammy!)

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spider plants like to be root bound. They are not actually dying, just producing babies. They will only shoot off babies WHEN they are root bound, it is best to snip babies to start a new plant, and cut back the long shoots that babies grow on, after one big baby spurt, you can then rept and seperate the mama plant...the possibilities are endless with this plant! I have never seen a spider plant die.

9:19 AM  
Blogger MELISSA FARLEY said...

I have a large spider plant I purchased at a florist & its loaded with babies..when i first bought it,it was a bit rough looking with brown dead leaves & tips.I trimmed the dead leaves & brown tips..I placed it in a not so sunny location but thought it wasnt enough light so moved it to a brighter location & its still getting dead leaves..ive only watered it twice & have had it for a month..I watered with tap water the first time & changed to distilled water..what am i doing wrong??

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much water should i water it?

example- 90 ml 30 ml

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a spider plant that consists of 5 plants and 20 spider veins with I don't know how many babies. A friend told me there were too many baby spiders and thats why my leaves are turning brown.

Is that the case? Should I be cutting them off? The veins average from 2-5ft long.

(hope i used the terms correctly sorry if I didn't)

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trim off the shoots, they don't put off babies until the are rootbound. Won't hurt to freshen the porting mix, if you want to use a larger pot, feel free. It can also be cut up and you can have up to 4 new plants. I did that with one of mine and have 3 from one. Literally used a knife to separate it.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you ONLY use distilled water?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I over watered my spider plant, will it come back if I do not water till it dries out, some of tips have turned brown And some new growth has died I am so upset. it gets low light it is about 10 feet from west window, hanging.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Becky Cowles said...

I have my spider plant for a little over two years. It went into shock a few month ago from over exposure to the sun and over watering to "fix it. It came beautifully, but now seems to have this green dirt/poop looking stuff on the leaves and all around the plant. Any ideas of what this may be, or the cause??

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always had spider plants - and cats. Someone stated that they are poisonous to cats. I had a cat that ate my spider plants all the time - even the dead leaves. That cat lived to be 20 years old so my spider plants were not poisonous to him!

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

I am dumbfounded as I have a plethera of plants that are all thriving in my well lit apartment, and yet it is my spider plant that has NEVER done well. I have had it a couple of months, and it has gone downhill from the get go. I tried watering it less, I tried different light levels. It has dried brown at the tips and along the sides of the leaves, and is generally sad looking all the time. It is pathetic. IT was a small plant to begin with, so no babies or anything complicated, just trying to keep it alive. Now, since they are hardy, it hasn't died - but it would be nice if I could get it to do well. I've tried various light levels, and I am positive that I am not over watering. I do have chemicals in the water, but I let the water sit for a few hours/days before watering to let the crud settle (poor man's distilled). I currently just moved it to the bedroom, with moderate light, and put it around other plants, in the hopes that that helps. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great, though I know it's confusing as to why the plant that most people find so easy is giving me a hard time. I don't usually use plant food (which I'm thinking I should start), so suggestions as to brands would be welcome as well!

11:01 PM  
Blogger Aida F. said...

I bought my very first plant, a spider plant, 7 years ago. This year, she became a SpiderMom for the first time ever with 10 babies and counting, and has grown to about 2' tall. I placed her in an eastern-facing window one day during the sumner where she was getting 6-8 hours of full sun, being watered every two weeks, and misted once a day. Now that Winter is here, I had to move her from the cold east window to a western window to try to keep her warm. During the Summer, she was lush and thriving so I put some of the babies in water to root while still attached to SpiderMom, than after they rooted, planted them in Miracle-Gro moisture control potting mix. They are thriving but now Mom has black spot on her tips so I stopped misting her all but once a day, have her under flourescent lighting, and water her once a month. She seems to be springing back to health but time will tell. Oh, and I always watered her with water that I leave out for 24 hours, have other plants that are are growing beautifully, and I've never used separate plant food because it's already in the soil, and never feed in the Winter, this has worked out for me so .

12:00 PM  

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