This plant is grown indoors since it is believed to reduce the amount of indoor air pollution. You can also display this as hanging plants in the portico. The characteristic feature of this plant is the yellowish-white bands which can be seen in the middle of each leaf.
Hardy in nature, spider plants can be grown quite easily and are low maintenance. You don't have to be a person with green fingers to grow spider plants, a novice can do as well as an expert. Further we will take a look at the ways to grow a spider plant properly.
In whatever way you grow the plants, make sure that you provide them with good potting soil and fertilizer so that they flourish without any problems. Here are some of the guidelines for growing spider plants, from shoots as well as from grafts.
✦ Always remember that roots are an important component for growing spider plants. If you are planning to grow a spider plant from its grafts, then you have to see that it has proper and well-developed roots, so that the end result is a healthy plant.
✦ Allow the plant to stay in the jar for a few weeks till you notice tiny, white colored hairlike outgrowths at the end of the stalk. These are the roots of the spider plant. Let the jar stand for a couple of days till the roots develop completely.
✦ Remove the developed plants from the jar and allow water to drain from the roots. Meanwhile prepare a pot with well drained soil, compost and place the sapling in it. Cover the roots with soil and mist with water. Make sure you do not make the soil soggy, it leads to the rotting of the roots and the whole plant.
✦ Place the pot in an area where it will receive bright, yet, indirect light. The temperature of the room should also be cooler, near about 50 to 60 degrees for the plant to have healthy growth. Water them only when you notice the soil is dry. Liquid houseplant fertilizer can be added to the soil once in a month, especially during summers.
✦ Once the plant begins to take root, you will notice the stems growing stronger. Transfer the pot to the window sill, so that the plant receives ample amounts of indirect sunlight. Pruning the plant on a routine basis will ensure the proper growth and development of the plant. Discard the old leaves from the plant for fresh new plantlets.