Feb 27, 2024, 06:18 PM IST

8 tips to maintain spider plant

Khushi Patel


Bright, indirect sunshine is ideal for spider plant growth. Your plant will benefit from lots of natural light coming in from a window, but it won't get direct sunshine, which could burn its leaves


While they may withstand the rare dry spell between waterings, spider plants like consistently moist soil. To avoid root rot, water your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Make sure any extra water can escape the pot easily


To ensure that the roots have enough drainage and aeration, use potting soil that drains well and contains a combination of peat moss, perlite, or vermiculite

Temperature and Humidity

The ideal range for spider plants is 60–75°F (15–24°C) with moderate humidity. Keep them away from draughty spaces and heat sources like radiators since these could stress the plant


Every two to four weeks during the growing season (spring and summer), give your spider plant a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser that has been diluted to half strength. In the autumn and winter, during the dormant season, cut back on feeding frequency or cease fertilising completely


To preserve the plant's beauty and promote new development, remove any yellow or brown leaves as soon as they occur. To encourage the appearance of bushier stems, you can also clip down lanky or overgrown ones


Spider plants should only be moved into a slightly larger pot once their roots have completely filled the existing one because they like to be somewhat root-bound. Spring repotting is usually done every one to two years

Pests and Diseases

Although mealybugs, aphids, and spider mites are rare concerns, spider plants are often resistant to pests and diseases. If you notice any indications of pests on your plant, treat them right away using neem oil or insecticidal soap

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