Houseplants forum: Spider plants

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Aug 1, 2017 4:12 PM CST
I have several spider plants now.... I had bought one that was way over crowded with multiple spider plants and ive broke them up and separated them and now I've been loving them with new fresh soil and pots I've noticed that a few of them are either in need of some serious love or are in Shock pictures are attached if you have any suggestions to keep my babies alive it would be greatly appreciated
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
Aug 4, 2017 12:14 AM CST
I think your plants are not quite big enough for the size of your pots. Next spring, they will probably be perfect, but the amount of soil surrounding your roots is going to take too long to dry out, leaving them in a perfect environment for root rot. I would save those pots for next spring, as your plants will probably grow into them by next spring. But until then, a smaller pot will make them easier to care for, as it reduces the likelihood of overwatering.

I use a fair bit of perlite or grit in their soil to provide drainage that is a bit faster. I just think your plants look a little over loved and are not enjoying a period where the roots have air around them that only soil that has dried a bit can provide.

I find my plants that can make babies, are very strong. Yours will perk up and look great again in no time when you find the right combination of watering, and drying for the roots.

Aug 4, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Thank you so much, so maybe down sizing? I can do that Smiling Thank you!!!

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