The Q&A Archives: Propagating Spider Plants

Question: I want to make another spider plant by using my babies. Do I have to put them in water and have roots grow before I plant? Or can I just put the root that is there in soil? Please send me more info. Thank You.

Answer: Spider plants are one of the easiest plant to root. Just pluck off a few babies from the mother plant and place them in a moist, soilless mix out of direct sun. They should root in a few weeks and then you can transplant into larger pots. I have also seen them root in water, but the success rate is higher using the potting soil.

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