Growing guide

How to grow spider plants

With their narrow, variegated, cascading leaves and spider-like offspring, these striking yet low-maintenance houseplants are familiar favourites with lots of retro appeal. Easy to grow and propagate, they’re an asset to any home or office.

Quick facts

  • Simple to grow and will tolerate a little neglect
  • Happy in both bright or low light indoors
  • Water regularly but don’t let plants sit in soggy compost
  • Easy to make new plants from the plentiful ‘spider babies’
  • Repot every few years using peat-free multi-purpose compost

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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