There is no need to stress when caring for them. However, if you find your plant browning or not looking as perky as it should, check our guide to reviving a plant. To avoid any plant harm, follow our plant care guide below.
Sunlight: Although not picky with lighting, plants thrive best in bright light, as they are known for being window plants. Since they are not selective with their lighting choices, they will do just fine in partial direct sun conditions as well. Be careful that your plant does not get too much sun — this is noticeable if the leaves begin to burn.
Water: When you receive your new plant baby, water occasionally rather than weekly. The best rule of thumb is to let them fully dry out between waterings. Check the soil with your finger every so often and once the soil has completely dried out, it’s time to water again! Once your plant fully matures, you’ll find yourself watering the plant more often.
Temperature: plants like sun, but they also prefer cool temperatures ranging from 55-–5ºF. They are very much an indoor plant since they prefer cooler temperatures but don’t worry if they’re placed in slightly warmer temperatures. Avoid temperatures of 50ºF and below.
Toxicity: The plant is posed as non-toxic, but it can potentially be harmful to cats and if eaten can lead to an upset stomach and vomiting.
Pests: plants are tough when it comes to pests, but they are susceptible to some pest infestations. Aphids, mealybugs, Whitefield and spider mites can eat your spider plant, but this can be avoided by misting your plants every once in a while. If the problem worsens, you may use natural insecticides made with vinegar to get rid of them.
Problems: The most common problem for plants is the tips of the leaves can shrivel and turn brown or black. Overwatering is usually the problem, not underwatering. Be sure to let the soil dry out before watering again. Plants are from the tropical rainforest, so they prefer humidity. Placing your plant in a more humid room, such as a bathroom, will encourage your plant to flourish and avoid brown or black tips.
Repotting: Wonderful news — Most plants don’t need to be repotted often since much of their growth is through their leaves and plantlets. A major sign that the plant needs to be repotted is if the root ball rises above the rim of the pot.
Propagation: If you’re unsure how savvy you are at propagating a plant, all you need to do is a pot the plantlets, which are easy to spot. The plantlets look similar to miniature versions of the plant. Regularly care for your newly potted plantlet to successfully propagate a plant.