Chlorophytum plants, aka spider plants, are like superheroes of the plant world. Grow some and watch them purify your home and fight off evil toxins.
In case what we just mentioned hasn’t impressed you enough, spider plants are super easy to take care of, they are so strong they can survive being trampled on by an elephant. And On top of that, they will forgive you if you happen to be forgetful when it comes to their needs, and on the other hand, such wonderful plants will do a lot more than look pretty as they purify the air and remove all kinds of nasty pollutants.
Now, let’s assume you brought one home. How would you care for it? We have the answer to that.
If you want your spider plant to stick around for as long as possible, there are a few points you must keep in mind, including:
– A good air circulation: always place your plant in an open space. Like us, they need fresh air and good vibes
– Temperature: such plants can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, ranging from 15 to 24 °C. No extreme temperatures, though.
– Humidity: spider plants appreciate moisture in the air, but in case the weather happens to be dry, don’t hesitate to spray them with water sometimes. Just don’t overdo it.
– Fertilize your plant once every 15 days in summer and spring, but when the weather is cold, once a month is enough.
– Water Chlorophytum plants once or twice a week, but if the air is dry, you better double that.
– Water the soil directly and avoid wetting the leaves to keep the plant safe from pests.
There are a few things that a professional gardener might recommend keeping your Chlorophytum plant happy and satisfied.
Here are some tips you should keep in mind:
– prune any yellow or brown leaves and trim off dead stems to encourage growth.
– Use a balanced fertilizer during the growing season (spring or summer).
– Don’t forget to re-pot the baby spiders, as such plants tend to produce them.
– Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to avoid common houseplant pests like mealybugs.
Just remember that a little bit of attention can go a long way in keeping the Chlorophytum plant happy and healthy.