Things to keep in mind when growing spider plants

Spider grass is a moderately fast-growing plant that can be grown anywhere as long as it doesn’t get frost.

Spider grass (scientific name Chlorophytum comosum) is native to Central Africa and South Africa, characterized by long slender green leaves or green stripes with white stripes. The plant when mature can produce small, star-shaped flowers.

To keep spider grass always green, homeowners should note the following.

Spider grass leaves can be up to 30-40 cm long. Image: The Spruce

The light

Spider grass likes moderate light, ideally near a window or porch. Strong sunlight can burn leaves.


Spider grass can grow in many different types of soil, but ideally it is loose, humus-rich, well-drained soil. The plant prefers a neutral pH but still tolerates slightly acidic or slightly alkaline soils. Salty soil can cause leaf tips to turn brown.


Spider grass likes lightly moist soil, so homeowners need to water regularly. Note that too much watering will cause the plant to rot and die.

Spider grass is particularly sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in tap water, so if possible, use rain or distilled water to water your plants.

Temperature and humidity

Hot and humid climates are ideal for spider grass. The plant does not like temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius and needs to be avoided in cold windy places.

Spider grass needs high humidity and will brown leaves when humidity is too low. Regular foliar misting will maintain ideal conditions for spider grass.


You can apply a granular or water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season of spring and summer.

Place to put

Hang from the ceiling or place on a high shelf in a sunny kitchen or bathroom.

Minh Trang


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