BONNIE THE SPIDER PLANT

CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM PLANT CARE GUIDE

Also known as the spider plant, ribbon plant and airplane plant. The spider plant is native to tropical parts of Africa, Asia and Australia.

LIGHTING 

Bonnie can thrive in many lighting conditions. She will tolerate medium lighting but would prefer a bright spot. Keep her a few feet away from any windows to avoid scorching her leaves.

WATERING 

Let her soil dry out before her next watering. Leaving her soil too moist for a long period of time could lead to root rot. She’s very drought tolerant and will forgive you if you forget to water her. If she is placed in a shady spot she will only need watering once every few weeks. She can be sensitive to the harsh chemicals found in tap water so filtered or rain water is preferred.

HUMIDITY 

She doesn’t require high levels of humidity, the normal household humidity levels will be enough for Bonnie.

TEMPERATURE 

Bonnie can tolerate temperatures between 18-24°C. As long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 18 °C Bonnie will be happy. 

FERTILISER 

Fertilise her once every month in the months from March-September with a diluted houseplant fertiliser. Do not fertilise in the winter months. 

REPOTTING 

Bonnie is a fast grower and will need to be repotted once every 1-2 years. Check for roots sticking out at the bottom of the nursery pot that shows she is ready for a bigger home.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR SPIDER PLANT

 Yellow leaves -  The yellow leaves can be a sign of moving stress. A few of Bonnie’s leaves may turn yellow while she settles into her new environment.

 

 Wilting leaves - This could happen for a couple of reasons

  1. Bonnie is receiving too much light and is wilting or burning from the harsh light. 
  2. Bonnie has been under watered and is in need of a drink. Check the first few inches of soil and make sure she hasn’t dried out too much.

 

 Brown tips  - This could happen for a couple of reasons 

  1. Bonnie is reacting to the harsh chemicals in tap water, if possible water her with filtered or rain water.
  2. She may be suffering from underwatering, check the first two inches of soil and if it’s dry you can give her a drink. 

 

OUR TOP 3 CARE TIPS 

Top tip 1: Bonnie is one of the easiest houseplants to propagate. Check out our pruning and propagating blog for step by step assistance  here

Top tip 2: Bonnie is perfectly safe to be placed around young children and pets as she is not toxic if ingested. 

Top tip 3: Thoroughly soak her soil with a hose or kitchen tap a couple of times a year to wash out any bacteria, extra fertiliser or any soil lacking in nutrients.