How to Grow and Care for Spider Plants

The spider plant is loved for its bright foliage and masses of baby plantlets. It’s very resilient, will adapt to different growing conditions, and makes an excellent choice for beginners. And it’s a fast grower, helping you fill your home with greenery quickly. Keep reading to learn more about growing this houseplant.

Do Spider Plants Bloom?

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Spider plants are popular houseplants grown for their attractive green or variegated foliage. But do they ever bloom? Yes! In the right conditions, spider plants will produce small white blooms on the ends of the long stolons, where the spiderettes appear. Learn more about these flowers in our guide. Read more now.

Troubleshooting Yellow Leaves on Spider Plants

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Spider plants may turn yellow for many reasons, and none of them are good. This is a sign from your plant that something is wrong! But luckily, spider plants are forgiving. Learn how to identify and resolve the problem, whether it’s due to the wrong amount of water, light, or fertilizer, pests, or something else.

Why Do Spider Plants Fade or Lose Their Variegation?

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If your favorite spider plant is turning paler or changing to all green when it was variegated before, you’ll need to act fast to turn things around. We’ll explain what causes fading and reverting, and how to fix it. Common culprits include lighting and watering problems. Read more now in this comprehensive guide.

Propagating Spider Plant Babies: 3 Methods to Root Spiderettes

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Propagating spiderettes, the little babies that grow on spider plants, is an easy way to grow new plants. Whether rooting them in water, soil, or through layering, these plantlets make a fun indoor gardening project. Keep reading to learn more about the three different methods you can use to propagate spiderettes.

7 Tips to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats on Spider Plants

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Are your spider plants plagued with fungus gnats? You’re not alone. The tiny black flying adults may be simply a nuisance, but their maggots can turn into root-chewing menaces if populations get out of control. Our simple tips will help you safely and effectively reduce larvae and adult numbers in your home.

Are Spider Plants Toxic to Cats?

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Some cats love to nibble on spider plants, so you may be wondering whether it’s safe for them to chew on this grass-like houseplant. You may also wonder why your feline companion is so obsessed with this particular plant. Learn whether spider plants are toxic to cats and how to protect your plant from being chewed to a nub.

How to Revive a Wilting Spider Plant

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Feeling stumped on what to do when a spider plant wilts? Imprecise levels of water and sunlight, insufficient nutrients, and cramped pots can all lead to unhappy withered plants. Continue on for the information you need to identify common causes of wilting in spider plants, and learn how to revive drooping foliage.