The spider plant is not only tough, they are kinda hard to kill! If planted in a garden bed they will spread like a rash so be sure to keep them contained to their planter. They are also on NASA’s Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants list AND non-toxic to pets, so the perfect plant to keep in every room in your house.
Difficulty Level – Easy
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The spider plant will tolerate low light but will thrive in medium light.
Keep the soil lightly moist during the warmer months when the plant is actively growing and reproducing (allow the top 1 inch to dry out during waters). Cut back water of your spider plant in the cooler months to give the plant a chance to rest and go semi-dormant.
Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a spider plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) every second or third month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.
The spider plant is prone to bug problems so if you have yours outside on a balcony or porch you may find the leaves being eaten. Give it a good hose down and gently wipe the leaves to remove any bugs or caterpillars you can see. Then spray thoroughly with a white oil (you can get this from nurseries) every fortnight for a couple of months.
Non-toxic to cats and dogs.