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Care Guide: How to Tend to Your Spider Plant

Care Guide: How to Tend to Your Spider Plant

The Spider Plant is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and maintain. These tropical beauties are resilient in most conditions, and with the right care they will thrive as they grow long and bright. They also do well in smaller spaces—a perfect apartment plant!

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Spider Plant Styling

 

Here are the top tips to care for your Spider Plant:

Light

The Spider Plant thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight so the leaves don’t burn.

 

Humidity

This plant loves a warm environment with high humidity and our Canadian climate is relatively dry compared to the tropical climate they are used to. Create a perfect environment for your Spider Plant this with a humidifier or keep the pot close to the bathroom where the shower steam can support the growth of the plant. Mist your Spider Plant for more humidity.

If you see the tips of the leaves browning, it may be a sign that they need more humidity. 

 

Potting

House the Spider Plant in well-draining potting soil. They are susceptible to root rot so be extra careful not to over-water the soil and store in a pot with a few draining holes in the bottom. 

 

Watering

Note how often you water your Spider Plant, as they are very susceptible to overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out before watering. This plant is sensitive to chlorine, so try to use distilled water or water that has been sitting for at least 24 hours.

 

Leaf Care

As the Spider Plant loves humidity—misting the leaves and wiping them with a microfiber cloth will help them stay shiny and moist. Trim any yellow or brown leaves with a clean sharp pair of shears. 

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