How can one keep a spider plant alive?

Pr based several over the years

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 03, 2018
    what is wrong with it?

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 03, 2018
    i cant kill them off....water when dry, don't over do it. give it good drainage.

  • I have no issue keeping them alive either.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 03, 2018
    I found an article that should help you out with light needs, watering, temps, etc. so that they will stay healthy. I hope this helps you! I love spider plants, they get so full and have long.

  • Melody Stern Melody Stern on Apr 03, 2018
    First, Spider plants "DON'T like the direct sunshine,while I know some people do put them in the sun,they are much greener and healthier in the shade! (they "are shade plants)Second, spider plants become root bound very quickly and thus water is unable to penetrate the root ball.Remove it from the pot,cut the roots back,you can do this with a saw or large very sharp serrated knife, (I use a small toothed saw) then return to pot adding good potting soil,or replace pot with a larger one,but still cut back roots! Since they are shade plants,don't let them dry completely out,but you can cut back during winter months to prevent brown tips.When the leaves are starting to turn a light/or grayish green color,water well!Now, fertilize every few months,I use Miracle Grow! If you live in an area where you have frost' cold weather take them inside! I find dry,under watered plants is usually the culprit for them not surviving in a pot!......I once saw one growing in a green house that was literally 8' long with 3-4 full grown tiers,it wasn't for sale!!

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 03, 2018
    They grow like weeds. Just need a little water and light and some soil.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 04, 2018
    These plants take low maintenance, just the basics-dirt, water, not a whole lot of sun.