Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Care for Spider Plants

source image courtesy of Wabi-Sai Wanderings

Spider plants are very effective at improving your indoor air quality according to the Mother Nature Network. They help reduce the presence of  benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene. The best thing about these plants is that they are very resilient and easy to care for - just follow these steps for a long living spider plant:

  • place the planter somewhere with access to bright light
  • water regularly in the summer (2-3 times per week) and reduce to misting in the winter 
  • keep the plant indoors in winter months to prevent it from being in temps below 50 degrees
  • If you want to propigate the plant, keep it in a small pot so that it can use its energy to create plantlets, otherwise re-pot as your spider plants grows.

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