Want to know how to make spider plants grow more? There are other ways to grow spider plants, but today I’ll talk about how to do it in water. I think it’s the fastest, easiest, and most satisfying choice. Keep reading to find out more.
How to Propagate Spider Plant Babies Easily in Water
Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are not one of my favourite plants. Even though they are said to be easy to take care of, I’ve had some bad experiences with them in the past.
Before I knew anything about plants, I probably did something wrong. So, I decided to try it again. What made me do what I did? My mother has a really lovely spider plant FULL with blossoms and babies in her dining room.
Isn’t it lovely? It’s throwing young plants and small children all over the place and making a strange sound. That appeals to me. So, instead of buying a new spider plant, I decided to make babies from the one my mom had.
Spider Plant Care: How to Propagate More Spider Plant Babies
Even though it’s not my favourite plant, I have to give credit where credit is due: the spider plant is great at spreading. That’s because it spreads itself without you having to do anything.
Spider plant mothers make spider plant babies, which are basically new plants that you can pop off and care for. You could also leave the young plants on the mother plant.
If your plant is happy and prospering, the babies will grow and reproduce. This will make the trail look very strange. The plant that belongs to my mom is on its way!
But how do you get your spider plant to make more spider plant babies? The first step is to give it the best conditions for growth. Spider plants like warm weather and direct or indirect sunlight that is bright to mild.
When the plant blooms, you know you are doing things right. These little white blossoms give birth to fresh spider plant offspring!
Don’t put this plant in too much direct sunlight, though, because the leaves can get burned. While spider plants can endure low light levels, they won’t grow and likely won’t blossom or produce kids.
You might also want to use a spray bottle to mist your plant, especially if it gets a lot of sun. Aside from giving spider plants the right care, keeping them warm in their pots is a smart way to encourage spider plant babies to grow.
Don’t worry, though, if you need to move your spider plant to a bigger pot. If it’s pleased it will grow swiftly, filling up that area and growing snug enough to crank out more spider plant babies.
Spider Plant Propagation Methods
There are three methods to propagate spider plant babies: by cutting them off and putting them alone in soil; by planting them in soil while they are still linked to the mother plant, detaching them off of the mother plant later; and in water.
I think water is the easiest way to spread spider plants because the spider plant babies grow new white roots so quickly in water. You may let the roots mature quite a bit before planting the propagated pups.
This makes sure the plant gets better quickly and doesn’t get too stressed. You’ll also probably observe new growth quicker. And I simply enjoy monitoring them!
Spider Plant Propagation in Water
Here are the procedures to cultivate spider plants in water. You’ll simply need an existing spider plant, a clean knife or set of scissors, and a jar of water.
Step 1: Remove a spider plant baby
They look like the photo below. Make sure you acquire at least one of them while extracting your baby.
Step 2: Grow roots in water
You want the water to cover the root region alone, not the whole plant.
Set the plant and water in a position with bright, indirect light. Check it every few days to evaluate root development, adding extra water as required.
Make sure the roots stay covered in water during this procedure. I prefer my roots develop nice and long over approximately 1 month in water. You could definitely get away with a little shorter of a time frame.
Step 3: Planting the New Spider Plant
Once the roots are adequately developed, you may plant the spider plant just like you would any other plant.
As for the soil, a decent well-draining potting soil helps to ensure the roots don’t get too damp. A soil mix designated for indoor usage is excellent. If you don’t have an indoor potting mix, lighten up your earth by adding some coco coir or fine moss and perlite, sand, or both!
Here’s all of my small kids clumped together and planted as one for a complete appearance. Unfortunately I left this lying on the counter in Henry’s reach and he jumped up and bit all of the ends off since he’s an asshole… but it will grow back