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How experts are growing their spider plant upto 1.5 feet? Here's the care guide to do so | Plantilia

An expert's guide to grow your spider plant up to 18 inches(45cm) long. Know how to grow care and propagate Spider plant.

Want to plant "Spider Plant" in your house? But you know what, there are actually many Spider Plant Care trick to help you grow one faster, and guess what? With these tricks the plant will grow much healthier too.


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In this article, we are gonna talk all about Spider Plant. We are gonna discuss about each and every thing about the Spider plant, from Spider Plant's scientific name to the propagation of Spider plant.

To grow one Spider Plant much healthier and faster, we need to first know it properly. 

What is the scientific name of Spider Plant?

Spider Plant is most commonly known by it's unique name and style, but there are very few few people who actually know it's scientific name is Chlorophytum ocean. Yes, this plant has a name that is as beautiful as it is in itself.

Spider plant varieties

There are many sub-categories in the category of Spider plant, but there are mainly 6 types of Spider plants.

Variegated Spider Plant:

Variegated Spider Plant or Chlorophytum comossum 'Vittatum' is the first and most commonly known category of spider plants. This plant can grow up to 2 feet in height and 2 feet wide.

Bonnie:

Bonnie spider plant is also known as Chlorophytum comossum 'Bonnie'. These can grow up to 18 inches. It is kind of a desk plant and does it's job in the most gorgeous way possible.

Zebra Plant:

Yes, you heard that right, there is literally a plant category called Zebra plant under the category of Spider plants. This plant is also well known with it's scientific name Chlorophytum laxum 'Zebra'.

Variegatum:

Variegatum AKA the Chlorophytum comossum 'variegatum' is much popular among the gardeners. The beauty of this plant is much enhanced by the white edged curved leaves. The leaves have a green strip in between the edges which makes it look more and more exquisite.

Hawaiian Spider Plant:

This glorious beauty is also termed as Golden Glow. One of the simplest looking species with long green leaves. Can grow up to 8 to 10 inches. You will fall in love with the plant.

Variegated Bonnie:

There is this another variegate spider plant in the list. It has glorious green leaves with edges having creamy white coloration. Add this to your list of indoor plants and I bet, you will fall in love with it as much as I do.

Psst!!! Secret tip: You can pot the spider plant in a hanging pot to enhance the beauty of this plant.

Is Spider Plant Toxic To Cats?

Spider plant is non toxic for cats. As per the ASPCA research, it is proved that spider plant is non toxic to cats and dogs. 

But we have to know that the plant attracts cats towards it, as we know cats are likely to play with plants also they like to bite it. But when it happens with spider plants it may lead to a little upset stomach and vomiting. 

Do Spider Plants Flower?

Yes, it is a flowering plant, it blooms beautiful white colored flowers in the season of summer and spring. 

It needs bright sunlight, good soil, watering, and a little care for blooming the beautiful flowers. 

Flowers are small in size, it gives a beautiful attractive look with the green leaves, together it looks amazing. 

Does Spider Plant Purify Air?

It not only purifies air, but also to an extent of 90% which is purely blindsiding. NASA has tested and proved Spider Plant to be one of the best air purifying plants in the list of houseplants.

Watering Spider Plant:

Use chemical-free water to do the job. Also make sure the 50% of the top soil is dry before you water the plant.

Water until the water comes out from the drainage hole(s) and leave the plant until the top soil half-dries.

Spider plant light requirement:

Spider plant loves bright indirect light. But, guess what? It can also tolerate the low light conditions. You can place you spider plant anywhere having indirect bright sunlight to make it grow to the fullest.

The light requirement can defer according to the atmospheric conditions and geo-location(can defer country and state-wise).

How can I propagate my spider plant?

I guess many of us have the same question arising in our mind. Well there are two mainly used ways to do it, The first way uses the soil propagation technique whereas the other uses the water propagation technique.

Soil propagating the spider plant babies:

In this technique, we need to use another small pot, some potting mix and spiderettes. Spiderettes act just like the seeds.

Just plant the spiderette in the new pot, but make sure not to cut the runner. While potting the spiderette in the new pot add potting mix having less weight.

Also make sure the pot has a drainage hole in the bottom. After doing that leave the spiderette and watch it grow.

After the roots have grown, you can separate the spider plant baby from the main plant by cutting the runner.

Water propagation of the spider plant babies:

Water propagation of the Spider Plant is also easy as the soil propagation of the Spider plant.
You can do it by just putting the Spiderette in a glass of clear water and just wait until the roots grow. After the growth of roots you can plant the new Spider plant baby in a new pot in soil.

Ta daaa!!!! Your new spider plant babies are here and ready to get growing.

Conclusion:

I consider Spider plant as one of the magics of the nature. I don't fall for the Curves of girls, but I fell in love with the curves of this plant.

Spider plant is also effective in cleansing the air, which makes it a better option than many of the other houseplants in the list.

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