Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) seemed to lose favour after their 1970s boom, however they’re making a come back. They’re hardy plants with attractive ribbons of variegated foliage and make a great indoor or hanging basket plant. They even enjoy being pot bound!


How to grow spider plant in a garden

  1. Choose a shaded spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in compost & Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Dig a hole in the prepared area, place the plant in the bottom of the planting hole, gently backfill around the plant’s root ball with soil then water well.
  3. Reapply Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed around the root zone every 8 weeks from spring until mid autumn to promote good soil health.
  4. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw and water in well. Do not over water them as they don’t like wet feet.

     
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How to grow spider plant in a pot

  1.  Choose a pot or hanging basket with good drainage. Position in indoors in low to bright indirect light or outdoors in dappled shade.
  2. Fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix.
  3. Plant into pot and water in well. Apply Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food every fortnight from spring to autumn to promote healthy plants with lush foliage growth.
  4. Do not overwater, feel the soil, if it feels dry then water it.

Growing tips

  • To help the potting mix and root zone stay moist, potted spider plants can be gently and briefly immersed into a tub of water every month .

  • Dust the leaves regularly by wielding a small brush. Dust can clog up the pores of the leaves and make it difficult for the leaves to function.


More Plants

Chain of Hearts

Chain of hearts is a gorgeous trailing plant that’s perfect for hanging pots or baskets. The chains can reach 4m long & the heart shaped leaves are sweet.

Bromeliad

For a feature plant in a shady or sheltered area in the garden or even for indoors, Bromeliads provide great foliage colour and form to the garden.

Air Plants

Air Plants literally live off the air & can be grown indoors, hanging from tree branches or balancing decoratively on intriguing objects.

Aglaonema

Aglaonema are a diverse & colourful range of leafy plants. Their foliage can be striking mottled mixtures of red, pink, silver, green, yellow or cream.


Recommended products

Yates Thrive Natural Seaweed Tonic

A 100% bull kelp seaweed tonic. Great for improving plant resistance and protection against pests, drought and frosts plus reduces transplant shock.