As evergreen plants, spider plants are a popular choice in homes. Spider plants have long narrow leaves which are distinctively striped green and white. Read on to find tips for watering, potting and caring for spider plants.
Which soil do spider plants prefer?
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website states spider ivy ‘Vittatum’ (spider plants) can be grown in chalk, clay, loam or sand soil.
Spiders plants can be planted in soil which is acid, alkaline or neutral, but it should be well-drained.
According to Gardeners’ World, spider plants can be planted between the months of March to September.
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The Gardeners’ World website explains spider plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
The site says: “Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’, is one of the easiest houseplants to grow.
“Grown for its colourful, variegated foliage and stems of baby plants which hang from long stems like flowers, it’s the perfect choice for popping on a shelf in the study or living room.
“It also looks good in hanging baskets and outdoor container displays in summer, but must be taken indoors again in autumn.”