7 Tricks To Grow Biggest Spider Plants

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Growing bigger spider plants is dream of many gardeners and we will help you achieve that with some secret tips and tricks!

Tricks To Grow Biggest Spider Plants

Bigger spider plants that have thick clumps and dense growth habit and not only fantastic to look at, but also make for a great focal point indoors. If you too want to have a similar one for yourself, well, keep on reading!

Tricks To Grow Biggest Spider Plants

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1. Selecting the Right Variety

Before we start, let us make this clear that spider plants are not going to become like a 5-6 feet tall plant (Though, you can grow one like a tree!). With bigger ones, we mean that plants with wider clumps and dense growth pattern— that’s the definition of a “big” spider plant.

For that, go for varieties like Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ for its fantastic color combination and spread along with Chlorophytum laxum ‘Zebra’ that offers thicker leaf margins and dense foliage. 

2. Provide Ample Humidity

Spider plants LOVE humidity (40-60%), and you can actually see them flourishing when they get it in a right dose. The best place to keep them in a home are bathrooms and kitchens that are naturally humid.

You can also keep its pot on a pebble tray filled with water, or get a humidifier and see it grow denser in no time!

3. The Plant Likes Shade but it Needs Light!

Most houseplant owners think that because spider plant is a forgiving specimen, keeping it at a shady spot all year round is a way to go. Unfortunately, that’s not true.

Spider plant needs ample indirect light exposure to spread well. The best bet? Keep it in the morning sun, daily for 3-4 hours and you will see the plant double its size in a few months. No Kidding!

4. Let them Have Some Outdoor Feel and Air

If your spider plant is confined to an indoor environment for a long time, then it would be a good idea to take it outside and keep it there for a week or so.

What it does is, it allows the plant to have an increased light and air flow, which stimulates its growth by mimicking its natural environment.

If you live in a warm zone, make sure the plant is protected from the afternoon sun exposure, as it can scorch the foliage.

5. Prune and Groom from Time to Time

Tricks To Grow Biggest Spider Plants in home

Keep a close tab at the plant and remove any dead and damaged leaves. This promotes new growth from the centre, making the plant appear dense. It also helps spider plant to divert its energy into growing fuller.

6. Let them Sip Some Caffeine

We all love coffee and spider plants are no different. Using coffee can actually boost and speed up their growth, making them double or even triple their size overtime.

Caffeine also stimulates the growth of leaves by enhancing their ability to photosynthesize.

Mix a tablespoon of coffee grounds in a gallon of water and use the solution to water the plant once in 8-10 weeks.

7. Grow Multiple Plants Together in a Pot

This is a tried and trusted method to make these plants visually appear bigger and bushier than they actually are! Plant 3-4 spider plants in a container, and as they’ll grow and spread, they will appear as a single, bigger specimen!

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