If the plant has never been repotted from the tiny pot in which you originally received it, then it's time for a size upgrade. You might be wondering what you should do with all these new plants! And to add more fuel to the fire, spider plants should not be allowed to dry out completely. Equally though, too little water can cause the same problem, so check your watering schedule. Try to water your plant more often, or if that's not possible move it to a a spot with less light. Lighting for Spider Plants should be bright indirect light and Spider Plants will tolerate some sun. The colors may be reddish or light green with two dark spots. Houseplants are good for your health and the Spider Plant is no exception and as an added bonus, it will strip and safely remove pollutants and chemical vapors from the air in your home. This is normally caused by excessively hot air (i.e. What are … The presence of some insects can leave your Swiss Cheese plant with lots of small, brown spots. The spots may do nothing but affect the appearance of the plant. If you can't put your plants outside then try relocating them next to an open windows for several hours a day. A "baby", "pup" or "plantlet" from the mother plant will often root with a very high success rate. As a Team, we've almost 50 years of hands on experience as well as a variety of horticulture skills. We just need to do some detective work. Brown ends are common on spider plants in direct sun or hot, dry drafts. Spider plants grow fairly quickly and can easily become pot bound. Spider mites belong to the mite family Tetranychidae and they are a type of arachnid, not a kind of insect. You can just use standard houseplant or garden compost. He is the main content writer for the Ourhouseplants Team. If they have cascading stems (see below) this will add significant length to the plants appearance. (Article / Gallery) Photo credit of the Spider Plant rooting in a water vase - Jon Li. Common spider plants have a single white stripe running down the center of the leaf. What causes brown streaks on on the leaves of my spider plant? If the soil is wet or you go colder than this, some damage will likely result. For example fluoride, excess fertilizer, improper lighting, mineral build-up in the soil and, of course, dry soil. Some people also divide the plant when they repot. Over the last 20 years Tom has successfully owned hundreds of houseplants and is always happy to share knowledge and lend his horticulture skills to those in need. However, the most common types of spider plants you’ll find at your local nursery or big-box retailer include varieties with solid green leaves or green leaves with white variegation. It's a striking plant and has generally replaced the popularity of the 'Vittatum' in garden centers and department stores. Hi I bought this giant spider plant from a nursery one month ago. leaves is salt build up in the soil. fluoride it would be best to use distilled or reverse osmosis water Which ever method you pick, in about a month you will have something like the picture below. Don't feed newly planted Spider Babies / Pups, or the mature plants in the Winter months. When the leaves of your spider plant turn pale or yellow, it is most likely because your plant is not getting enough light. If you suspect this, try watering with bottled or distilled water. All the variegated Spider Plants need a bright spot in order to keep their stripes. All varieties are easy to care for and fun to have. These plant pests look like tiny spiders and they can do a lot of damage to plants. The long stems which support the offsets are green. This doesn't look like rust to me, which is a fungal infection plants get and is more orange. 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