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Spider Plant, Chlorophytum in 4 Inch Nursery Pot

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Original price Rs. 125.00
Original price Rs. 125.00 - Original price Rs. 125.00
Original price Rs. 125.00
Current price Rs. 65.00
Rs. 65.00 - Rs. 65.00
Current price Rs. 65.00

About Plant

  • Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
  • The plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia
  • The plant can grow upto a height of 3 feet. 
  • The houseplant supposedly got its name from the arrangement of its leaves which fall out from the pot, resembling the legs of a spider. However, there is also a popular belief that the plant has got antidote properties against spider bites and hence the name.
  • It is a popular indoor low maintenance plant and has been recommended by NASA as a great air purifier for eliminating harmful pollutants from the air.
  • The plant is a symbol of mindfulness and wellbeing. Gifting a spider plant to someone who is moving away from their home is a great idea.

Care Instructions 

Watering 

  • Check the moisture of the soil by poking a small stick or your finger into the soil.
  • If the topsoil feels dry upon touch, apply enough water to keep the soil moist but do not make it soggy.
  • Mornings and evenings are the best time to water the plant.
  • Avoid over watering the plant. Water only when the soil feels dry on touch or in appearance. Over watering will lead to drooping of the leaves of the plant.

Sunlight 

  • The plant thrives best in natural indirect sunlight as well as in artificial bright light. Fluorescent lights are the best source of artificial light.
  • The plant thrives well in the temperature range of 18 °C (65 °F) to 32 °C (90 °F).

Repotting 

  • It is suggested to not repot the plant for at least 2 weeks after the delivery of the plant. 
  • Repot the plant only when it outgrows the pot leading to a decrease in its growth.

Fertilizer Application 

  • For better uptake of nutrients provided by the fertilizer, loosen the topsoil of the plant making sure to not disturb the roots of the plant.
  • It is advised to apply organic fertilizer, once a month, during the main growing seasons of the plant that is from spring to early autumn.
  • After the application of the fertilizer, the plant is to be watered to ensure uniform distribution of the fertilizer.
  • Use of Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray is advised in case of insect pest attack or other diseases.

Propagation 

  • The plant can be easily propagated by dividing the main plant and sowing the divided parts separately in different pots or through replanting the plantlets during the monsoon season.

Things to Avoid

  • Avoid over watering the plant.
  • Keep it away from direct sunlight. Grows well in air-conditioned rooms but should be kept away from AC vents.

Probable Issues

  • Yellowing of leaves- This can be due to excess of direct sunlight as indirect sunlight best suits the plant. Excess of nutrients and fertilizers can also result in yellowing and wilting of the leaves.
  • Browning of leaf tip- Exposure to direct sunlight can be the reason behind the leaf tip turning brown in colouring in which case the plant should be moved away from direct sunlight.
  • Drooping of leaves- There can be many reasons behind the drooping of leaves of the plant such as overwatering, underwatering, or an excess of fertilizer application. 

Uses 

  • Can be potted in a hanging pot which looks beautiful in your bathroom or in the shaded part of your balcony.
  • The plant has been recommended by NASA as a great air purifier for eliminating harmful pollutants from the air.
  • You can also try making a green wall of hanging snake plant pots. The wall will not only look beautiful but also helps in purifying the surrounding air.

Specifications

  • Plant Height- 12 inch (30cm)
  • Plant Spread- 6 inch (15 cm)


General Terms

All the information provided on the website is for your reference purpose, please consult an expert before making any changes/decisions. MyGreenStore will not be liable for any damage to the plant/plants by following things mentioned on the website.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the common names of Spider Plant?

The common names of Spider Plant include spider ivy, spider plant, and ribbon plant among others.

2. Why is Spider Plant named Spider Plant?

The houseplant supposedly got its name from the arrangement of its leaves which fall out from the pot, resembling the legs of a spider. However, there is also a popular belief that the plant has got antidote properties against spider bites and hence the name.

3. Is Spider Plant safe for pets?

Yes, the plant is safe for pets and if ingested by mistake does not have any side effects.

4. Does Spider Plant green help in purifying the air and decreasing the pollutants from the air?

The plant has been recommended by NASA as a great air purifier for eliminating harmful pollutants from the air.

5. Is Spider Plant a flowering plant?

Yes, the plant bears small white flowers which are short-lived and arrive at any time of the year.

6. Is Spider Plant a herb?

No, the Spider Plant is not a herb and should not be consumed without the consultation of any health expert.

7. What is the best place to keep your Spider Plant?

Can be potted in a hanging pot which looks beautiful in your bathroom or in the shaded part of your balcony.

8. How to propagate the Spider Plant?

The plant can be easily propagated by dividing the main plant and sowing the divided parts separately in different pots or through replanting the plantlets during the monsoon season.

9. Is Spider Plant easy to care for?

Spider Plant is a popular low maintenance indoor/outdoor plant.

10. What does a Spider Plant symbolize?

The plant is a symbol of mindfulness and wellbeing. Gifting a spider plant to someone who is moving away from their home is a great idea.

11. What is the best time for watering the Spider Plant?

Mornings and evenings are the best time to water the plant.

12. How many hours of sunlight are required by the Spider Plant?

The plant thrives best in natural indirect sunlight as well as in artificial bright light.

13. How often should the Spider Plant be repotted?

It is suggested to not repot the plant for at least 2 weeks after the delivery of the plant. Repot the plant only when it outgrows the pot leading to a decrease in its growth.

14. What is the best primary treatment in case of insect pest attack or diseases?

Use of Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray is advised in case of insect pest attack or other diseases.

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