Division,Stem Propagation,Air Layering Propagation,Offsets
9 - 11
part shade,filtered shade
Watering is best done when the topsoil is starting to feel dry to the touch. Spider Plant Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' should be watered when the soil begins to feel dry. This plant prefers to stay on the dry side, so be sure to not over-water it. Aim to water it once a week in the summer and once every two weeks during the winter.
Spider plants (Chlorophytum 'Bonnie') prefer bright, indirect light, meaning that they should receive 4 to 6 hours of bright light from a south-facing window each day, preferably in the morning. If you're growing your spider plant indoors, you may also want to use artificial light to supplement the natural light available. Spider plants can tolerate low levels of light for short periods of time and even thrive partially in the shade, but excessive shade (less than 4 hours of sunlight) and direct sunlight can eventually cause yellowing of the leaves. Keep the spider plant out of direct, afternoon sunlight.
Before you start pruning, be sure to equip yourself with the appropriate tools for the job, such as a pair of garden shears or scissors. Remember to always sterilize your tools with isopropyl alcohol to avoid spreading any diseases. Spider Plant Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' should be pruned once a year in late spring or early summer. Pruning should be light, removing any yellowed or damaged leaves, as well as any long stems that are beginning to droop. It's also a good idea to trim back any long or straggly stems that are not producing any leaves or flowers. Pruning should be done before the plant starts to flower for the year, as this will give the plant enough time to form new growth before the next flowering season.
Is the spider plant easy to care for?
Yes, spider plants are very easy to care for. They are know for being a perfect plant for beginner plant parents. They grow well and thrive in bright, indirect areas as well as low-light conditions. They require minimal maintenance with regular watering and occasional pruning or division for larger and fuller mats of foliage. Spider plants are forgiving and are quite drought-resistant, so it's difficult to over-water them. Adding fertilizer once a month during the growing season will help them to thrive even more.
Are spider plants known to improve indoor air quality?
Yes, spider plants are known to be one of the most effective houseplants at removing common air pollutants. Spider plants absorb gaseous formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene from indoor air and convert it into oxygen. They also convert carbon dioxide into oxygen during the day, helping to freshen the air in your home or office. Spider plants also help to reduce indoor humidity levels. They are an excellent choice for improving indoor air quality.
Can spider plants grow well in low light conditions?
Yes, spider plants are a very easy to care for houseplant that actually prefers a low light condition. They will usually thrive in a bright indirect light area of the home but can easily adapt to lower light conditions. Spider plants are very resilient and can even withstand a few weeks of low light levels before the plants start to suffer.
I bought my spider plant because I thought it was cool. Brought it home, left it in a shady room. Thought I was “taking care” of it by watering it. It started to wilt and look really sick. I thought it was dead, so I almost dumped it in My yard and put something else in the beautiful pot. But I instead, just stuck it outside in the elements. Again, I thought this plant was dead. A couple months later, it was thriving! I’m so thankful I didn’t just dump it. It’s now hanging In my kitchen. It’s given me 3 Babies!