As spider plants one of the best houseplants, why don’t you bring them home? First, these plants thrive on neglect and can adapt to various climatic conditions easily. Second, they’re non-toxic, making them safe for your kids and pets. Third, spider plants are powerful in removing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, Xylene, and toluene, creating a healthy and clean living condition for your family. Finally, they look pretty cool. You can grow them in a hanging basket or any usual pot.
But this post prefers sharing something a bit more different. It lets you know how to grow spider plants in water. Yes, that’s. It sounds weird at first but these houseplants do well in water. And it’s WAY to proceed than you think. Just with a little patience and preparation, you can grow new spider plants. Keep your plants in the living room, bedroom or on your working desk would be great. Let’s get started!
1. Choose a healthy mother plant
The process starts with identifying the offshoots on your healthy mother plant.
2. Cutting the spiderettes or plantlets
Separate the offshoot from the mother plant. They’re the ‘babies’ that the mother plant produces. Use clean sharp scissors or plant shears to cut them. Make sure to cut off them close to the base of the leaves.
3. Placing the cuttings
Place your cutting in a jar of water, with only the bottom part submerged.
4. Watching your cuttings grow new roots
Keep your spiderettes upright in a jar or vase. They produce new roots in 7-14 days.
5. Caring for your new spider plants
You should never keep your spiderettes in the spot where it gets too much direct sunlight. Otherwise, they can burn its leaves. They do best in the combination of sun and shade. The best place to keep your plant is southeastern, southern, and eastern corners of the home, according to Feng Shui.
Regarding water-changing time, you should change their water every 5-7 days. If the water gets pale or discolored before, then replace it before the schedule. Clean water will also allow you to keep a close eye at the development of the roots. Use water at room temperature water to save the plant from shock.
Your new plants also need to be fed. Add 1/4 spoon in a gallon of water and transfer it to the jar. Stop feeding the plant for a while, if you see burnt leaf due to overfertilization.