Maintaining The Wonderful Spider Plant

 

 

Spider plants are scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum. This house plant needs partial sun exposure, as long as it’s not direct sunlight and survives in any kind of soil.

Its stems can grow up to 18 inches long.

These wonderful, easy plants are usually displayed in hanging baskets.

Photo by: Carnat Joel

These are perhaps the most popular indoor plants because they are very easy to maintain and don’t require a lot of attention.

Even those who do not have a green thumb or new gardeners can be successful in taking care of these plants.

Young spiders produce little white flowers while it stems are usually green or pale yellow.

The spider plants are also commonly known as airplane plants.

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Here are some important details about spider plants and things that gardeners need to remember for the best possible results.

 

  • Temperature. The temperature plays a major part in the growth and health of spider plants. Therefore, gardeners or homeowners need to maintain average temperature in the area where the spider plants are.

 

  • Water Needs. In the early stages, water the spider plants occasionally. Gardeners need to make sure that the amount of water is just right and that the spider plants do not get soggy as it will damage and cause the roots to rot. Make sure that the soil is dried out before watering the spider plants again. Decrease the frequency to moderate once the plants develop fully. Never use water that contains fluoride or salt as this may cause plant disease.

 

 

 

 

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