Houseplants forum→Spider plant dying — please help!

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elneinei
Jul 26, 2021 2:21 PM CST
I'm a new plant owner, this is my very first plant. My spider plant has browning tips and some yellow leaves, it seems a lot of them are dying. I attempted to repot hoping to see some root rot but didn't see anything alarming. I did repot anyway and gave it new soil but left it in the same pot. I only water once every 2 weeks or so, whenever it gets a little dry but not too dry. I also leave it at a spot where it gets indirect light. Not sure what else to do!
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Name: Amber
Ontario (Zone 5b)
sunniekid
Jul 27, 2021 6:53 AM CST
If there was no sign of root rot then you may be underwatering. I water my spider plants weekly, so maybe you can try that and see if it helps.
California (Zone 9b)
CalPolygardener
Jul 27, 2021 7:00 AM CST
I agree on the watering. They have water-storing roots, but that goes only so far.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 27, 2021 7:04 AM CST
They like to be root bound
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Name: Steven
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5b)
sw_gardener
Jul 30, 2021 9:53 PM CST
Spiderplants are very susceptible to the chemicals in tap water . Try giving it brighter light as well. The leaves look a bit pale and thin. As far north as we are houseplants appreciate lots of light, especially in the fall and winter.
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