How do I care for this growing spider plant?

by Janet

I have a spider plant that has very long leaves. So long it is making the leaves flop over the sides of the pot so you can see the center of the plant. It is not root bound so a bigger pot is not necessary. I have been searching on the net but all I see is how to prune it. It says to cut the leaves down closest to the root. I would have to do this with the entire plant! If I trim all the leaves down a few inches would I kill the plant? I would hate to lose this plant, I've had it about 6 years. i have separated it into several plants over the years and they are all growing long like this.

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