Ready to take hold and grow on their own, spiders can be severed from the parent plant and transplanted into individual pots. In their native habitats — South Africa and West Africa — spider plants send out stolons, or runners, that produce new plants at nodes or stem junctures. Roots of the plantlets grow wherever they touch soil. In temperate climates, grow spider plants as potted house plants and hanging baskets.
- Flexible about the care they receive and tolerant of abuse, Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are popular houseplants.
- When should you repot a spider plant? These plants grow fast.
- It is important to report a Spider plant before its tuberous roots can crack open a flower pot.
“When you are moving spider plants to larger pots, make sure the new pots have good drainage holes. Spider plants don’t tolerate wet soil for very long.”