Benefit and Harms of Spider Plants
Spider plants are very easy to maintain and take care of. They help improve air quality as they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the night which results in cleaner air. In addition, they remove toxins from household cleaners, aerosol sprays, detergents, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air. As a result, those suffering from asthma can benefit from having spider plants in their homes.
Spider plant care:
These plants grow well if placed in indirect sunlight or bright light. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves of this plant, so it is wise to keep them away from direct sun rays. They also do not need too much water which makes them perfect for people who have a black thumb and tend to kill plants by over or under-watering them. These plants also do not need much fertilizer, only fertilizer every 3 months during the spring and summer season.
Spider plant food:
The spider plant is known for its white flowers which sprout from the center of the leaves. However, these plants can sometimes bloom orange, red, or yellow flowers. This is because the spider plant has both male and female parts.
Therefore, it is possible for this plant to self-pollinate. A baby spider plant called ‘pup’ will develop at the base of mature plants, making them able to reproduce without human interference.
The spider plant babies:
The spider plant has a unique way of reproducing. Each mature plant can produce pups that resemble potatoes and grow at the base of the spider plant. These pups will grow in size and when they are about 3-4 years old, you can simply cut them off from the parent plant and root them in water to create new plants.
The spider plant has a unique way of growing and multiplying. This makes it a great plant to have in your household as you can create new plants from the ones that you already have.
Spider plant root:
The best time to cut off these pups is when they are young, around 1-2 years old as older pups tend to have a harder time rooting.
Cut off the plant from the parent plant using sharp, clean scissors. Snip off at the base of the pup where it meets its parent to ensure that there are no scars or damage on either plant.
Fill a glass with water and allow 1/3 of the glass to submerge below water level. Place the pup on top of the glass and ensure that it is not touching the bottom.
Allow the surrounding area to dry for a week or two before moving it to the soil. Misting may help speed up this process as well as making sure that there is enough sunlight exposure for these plants.
These pups can be transplanted once they develop their own roots in water.
Once they reach 2-3 inches, it is safe to transplant them into the soil. If you are planting more than one pup together, make sure that there is enough space in between each plant for proper growth and maintenance.
Spider plants poisonous:
Spider plants are not harmful if ingested or inhaled so you can rest easy knowing that they are safe to keep around children and pets.
When the spider plant gets too big for your household, you can cut it back and divide it into smaller plants to give away or sell at local plant sales. This ensures that the spider plant continues multiplying and helps others grow this amazing plant in their homes.
Spider plant disadvantages:
In order to keep whiteflies from harming your plant, you should try spraying them with a solution that is half water and half rubbing alcohol.
there are not many disadvantages of having spider plants around as they can be grown easily even by those who have a black thumb.
If the leaves of the spider plant turn yellow, brown, or black, this can be due to over or underwatering of the plant. The plant also needs good airflow so make sure that it is not placed near any sources of heat, such as vents or fireplaces.
1.) spider plants are poisonous to pets if eaten:
The spider plant is non-poisonous and can be kept around children and pets.
2.) spider plant does not bloom often:
The spider plant produces flowers, but this is rare and they usually produce yellow, orange, or red blooms.
3.) spider plants can be hard to propagate:
It is sometimes difficult to propagate older spider plants and to care for the baby spider plants once they have been cut from the spider plant.
4.) spider plants can be difficult to maintain:
The spider plant is fairly low-maintenance and will do best in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate lower amounts of light but will not produce flowers if the light exposure is too low. Some difficulties may arise when caring for the baby spider plants once they have been cut off of the mother plant.
5.) spider plants are poisonous to dogs:
If you have dogs or other pets, make sure they do not ingest any parts of the spider plant as it can be toxic for them.
6.) spider plants are toxic to rabbits:
The same goes for rabbits as dogs, if they eat even one part of the spider plant, it can harm them and should be avoided as a household plant.
Spider plant varieties:
The spider plant has many varieties and cultivars. It can be hard to find specifically what kind of spider plant you have as there are many names for the same type of spider plant.
A few common names and types of spider plants:
the mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant, which has long leaves that resemble those of a snake.
the “babies”, which are the spider plant pups that have been cut off of the main spider plant.
the chia or spiderella, which is a cultivar with smaller leaves and more compact growth as well as an extremely long flower stem (about 1 meter)
the variegated, golden zebra spider plant, which has golden streaks throughout the leaves.
the variegated, green and white striped spider plant, with white stripes along with the leaves
the “futurama”, which looks very similar to the mother-in-law’s tongue or snake plant but instead of long leaves, it has short spiky leaves.
Spider plant benefits at night:
The spider plant produces oxygen at night and is recommended for people who would like to sleep in a well-ventilated room.
Spider plants propagating:
Once the baby spider plants have been cut off of the mother plant, they can be planted in soil and watered until roots start forming before being transferred to their new location.
The spider plant is very easy to grow and multiply, making it a great gift or sale item for local plant sales.
They are also non-toxic to pets, children, and are inexpensive to care for. They only require bright, indirect sunlight in order to thrive.
Spider plants toxic to dogs:
Spider plants are non-toxic to dogs, rabbits, and most other pets.
Also known as the airplane plant, the spider plant is easy to care for and can be grown easily in even low light conditions.
The spider plant is non-poisonous and only requires water once every week or two if it is located in a place with bright, indirect sunlight. It does need good airflow, so make sure that it is not placed near any sources of heat, such as vents or fireplaces.
The spider plant also needs good airflow so make sure that it is not placed near any sources of heat, such as vents or fireplaces.