How to Multiply Your Spider Plants
Spider plants Grow them in hanging baskets
Of all the hanging or trailing plants, spider plants are easy to grow and one of the most frequent and possibly the most popular houseplant that is very simple to grow. Spider plants grow indoors in almost any condition as houseplants, making them remarkable plants that you will enjoy. As much as these outstanding plants can endure in less than perfect conditions, they do best in an ideal environment. Being evergreen, the fully formed spider plant will create tight rosettes of curvy leaves with a sumptuousness of hanging plantlets on yellow long wiry stems; generally, these runners can be up to 4 feet. The spider plant has become naturalised in Western Australia as well as other parts of the world. They are just the right starter plant for the wannabe passionate gardeners. Chlorophytum comosum is the scientific name for this plant whereby it is a perpetual houseplant that originates from tropical and southern regions of Africa that belongs to the lily family.
Growing And Caring For Your Spider Plants
With the perfect growing conditions needed for this plant in Australia are well aerated cultivated soil, that is put in containers, pots, hanging baskets or grow spider plants outdoors on a verandah, grown on a tall stand like pedestals allowing the highlight of this plant, their small plantlets to hang down on stolons in clusters as they grow. Ample sunlight is also another growing condition that these plants prefer, semi-shade or partial direct sun grown under eves that are well lit is most favourable for the spider plants to keep their variegated striped strap foliage. They also need sufficient water from spring to autumn while these plants are actively growing but can dry out between waterings as spider plants have thick fleshy, thickened tuberous roots like a daylily that can hold water for a length of time. These plants can withstand quite cold temperatures, through the weather temperature should not fall below 10C outside without protection of frosts, but can be grown on a sheltered porch, veranda as long as they do not experience cold drafts and frosts. If the frost gets the plant the spider plant will die back most times this plant will return to its original formal glory even if you forget to water it moreover this plant really tolerates neglect.
The most recognisable selection seen in the garden centres in Australia are the common green with a white central stripe Chlorophytum Comosum Vittatum other assortments of the spider plant are Chlorophytum Comosum Variegatum this plant has dark green leaves that are edged white in other words on the margins. Chlorophytum Comosum Bonnie has the same coloured leaves as spider plant vittatum the only difference is that the leaves curl and bend, the original spider plant Chlorophytum comosum the leaves being plain green.
Propagate and Multiply Your Spider Plants
When it comes to propagation, spider plants or airplane plants are one of the simplest houseplants to propagate. All is needed is to make sure the young spider plant offset babies or baby spider plants have developed a few roots, relocate them into a container with rich well drained potting soil. For the mature spider plants, annual repotting is not a necessity, to repot during spring whenever the root ball starts to stick out above the pots rim and become root bound as a lot of plants including the spider plant like to be pot bound and the roots to be overcrowded this is when the most flowers are produced. When the white flowers die they go to seed producing plantlets in the autumn and will take root wherever they touch the ground. Brown tips can be caused through the soil been to dry for too long or salty fluoride water found in town water.
Fertiliser can be distributed to spider plants, during late spring or during summer either in the form of liquid or pellet fertiliser but not to newly panted pups for three months after planting.
Most houseplants give you a few weeks of glory but the spider plant looks great all year round, try growing spider plants in your bathroom because this plant is great for purifying the air.