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AlexMurdoch
May 2, 2020 7:48 AM CST
My Spider was repotted about 5 weeks ago and the level of soil was about inch bow pot but soil has perhaps impacted or dropped down and now is maybe 2 inches below rim. Worried that smaller leaves aren't getting light, the're curling and sometimes blackening on tips.
Also on larger leaves some are paler causing them to bend over and crack.
Don't think am over watering and is about 3/4 metres from window. (Please excuse our mess - having a sort out!)Been quite bright here in London. Otherwise is lots new growth and fairly happy
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WillC
May 2, 2020 9:37 AM CST
Your Spider Plant is fine. Soil settles after repotting and it is not a problem. It is normal for some older, lower leaves to die back as they age. Keep your plant as close to a sunny window as possible for best results.
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AlexMurdoch
May 2, 2020 10:26 AM CST
WillC said:Your Spider Plant is fine. Soil settles after repotting and it is not a problem. It is normal for some older, lower leaves to die back as they age. Keep your plant as close to a sunny window as possible for best results.


Thank you, good to know. Have you any thoughts about the paler leaves that are cracking slightly when they bend over?
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WillC
May 2, 2020 3:00 PM CST
I see very few creased leaves so I don't think it is an issue. Sometimes leaves get creased from accidental rough handling. No big deal.
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AlexMurdoch
May 3, 2020 4:24 AM CST
WillC said:I see very few creased leaves so I don't think it is an issue. Sometimes leaves get creased from accidental rough handling. No big deal.


Thanks really appreciate your help. Stay safe
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WillC
May 3, 2020 7:41 AM CST
Thanks, Alex. You the same!
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AlexMurdoch
May 24, 2020 4:15 AM CST
WillC said:Your Spider Plant is fine. Soil settles after repotting and it is not a problem. It is normal for some older, lower leaves to die back as they age. Keep your plant as close to a sunny window as possible for best results.


Thank you, good to know. Have you any thoughts about the paler leaves that are cracking slightly when they bend over?
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 24, 2020 8:41 AM CST
I don't see any unusual leaf-cracking or bending. Plants do develop some imperfections and some older leaves gradually discolor and die back. That is normal. Your plant is fine. Step back and enjoy it; ignore minor defects that appear only under very close examination and are of no consequence. Smiling
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gardenfish
May 24, 2020 9:10 AM CST
The plant looks great to me!
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AlexMurdoch
May 24, 2020 9:45 AM CST
WillC said:I don't see any unusual leaf-cracking or bending. Plants do develop some imperfections and some older leaves gradually discolor and die back. That is normal. Your plant is fine. Step back and enjoy it; ignore minor defects that appear only under very close examination and are of no consequence. Smiling


Thank you! That's so good to know.
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AlexMurdoch
May 24, 2020 9:46 AM CST
gardenfish said:The plant looks great to me!


Thank you for taking the time. This forum is brilliant!

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