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How To Make Your Plants Happy: Reverse Spider Plant Care Guide

Drawing of reverse spider plant

Light

Ideal is bright, indirect light without exposure to direct light. The plant can tolerate low light conditions but ideally needs about 3-4 hours of indirect light a day to thrive.

Water

Water about every 5-10 days when the soil is dry. Bi-weekly watering is more than enough. Water regularly in spring and summer and lessen during wintertime. This plant is sensitive to water with chlorine and minerals and prefers distilled or rain water.

Environment

Prefers a slight cool climate of about 55°F-65°F to be the most happy. Can tolerate low temperatures but try to avoid anything below 50°F. Enjoys humidity so mist the leaves occasionally in the mornings.

Growth

This plant can grow up to 2' tall and 3' wide indoors. Fertilize with small amounts of organic fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during summer only to promote growth. Be cautious as too much fertilizer may cause brown tips.

Repotting

This plant does not need to be repotted often. Only repot if the rootball starts to grow out of your soil. Repot during the springtime and use a rich, well-draining soil.

Propagating

This is one of the easiest plants to propagate as you just have to plant to pups that grow from the mother plant. Pick a plantlet that is bushy with a lot of roots, remove it from the mother plant, and press the roots into moist soil.

Toxicity

Non-toxic and safe to be around your dog. Be careful around cats as it may cause an upset stomach if eaten.

Reverse spider plant potted on a stool

About the Reverse Spider Plant

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum ‘Reverse Variegatum’

Nicknames: Reverse Spider Plant, Variegated Spider Plant, Airplane Plant, Ribbon Plant, Spider Ivy, St. Bernard's Lily

The Reverse Spider Plant has long, grassy leaves that are forest green in color and lined with pale yellow on the edges. The name comes from the spider-like leaves that resemble a spiders body. This plant can adapt to almost any situation, making them great for indoor use. The plant is perfect for hanging in your window. It is a great plant for purifying your air since it can clean your air of almost 90% of harmful pollutants. You live a less stressful life when your air is clean. It is non-toxic to pets and a great staple plant for any home.  

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