Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

One of the most adaptable and easy to grow indoor plants. The spider plant can grow in a wide range of conditions and suffers from very few problems. The spider plant is named because of the young spider-like plants that grows and hang down from the mother plant. This plant is great on a high shelf with the green and white foliage cascading down.

Growing Conditions

Aspect The spider plant prefers a low to bright spot away from direct light.

Soil Use Seasol Indoor Potting Mix a premium potting mix especially formulated for indoor plants.

Growing Spring and summer is the growing season for the spider plant. As the daylight hours increase in spring, small white flowers will start to appear. The stems on which these flowers occur will eventually develop new, young, spider-like plants.

Spider Plant
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

General care

Watering The potting mix must be allowed to completely dry out between watering. Do not allow the plant to become too soggy as this can lead to root rot.

Potting Keep the spider plant in a plastic nursery pot and sit inside a decorative cover pot unless growing outside. They prefer a semi-pot bound environment. Repot them only when their large roots are highly visible, and they become hard to water.

Feeding A liquid or granular fertiliser can be used. Apply granular PowerFeed Controlled Release Pots & Plants for Indoor & Outdoors once every season. It combines a premium mix of nutrients, seaweed, and microbes for all plants in pots. Supplement or apply a liquid fertiliser such as PowerFeed PRO SERIES Pots & Planters or PowerFeed All Purpose including Natives every 2 to 4 weeks from spring to autumn and less often in winter.

For a ready-to-use no mixing formula, apply PowerFeed Indoor & Potted Plants 1.25 Lt trigger spray to the soil. This easy-to-use liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner helps to improve your soil and feed your plants. Apply every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season and monthly in winter if needed.

Watch out for Brown tips are one of the few problems of the spider plant. Regular deep watering can solve this problem. Ensure that the plant is not over wet or soggy as this can cause root rot.