So you wanted some tips to make your spider plants bushy?
And the best part is.
They are easy to implement.
To make your spider plant bushy, you will need to do the propagating, repotting and pruning the right way.
In this article will walk you step by step on how to make your spider plant happy, grow faster and thrive in any conditions and some bonus tips on how to take care of it.
Let’s dive right in.
Tips to make Spider Plant Bushy
Here are some main tips to follow in order to get a thriving and bushy spider plant, and it all comes to taking care of your plant, knowing when to water it, propagate, and fertilize.
Propagating and separate spider Plants
If you already didn’t propagate your spider plant, then it is time to do so.
Planting new babies will make your plant bushy and thick, and with time it will have a beautiful shape and less gaps.
There are many methods to propagate your spider plant.
Cut the baby plant as close to the main plant, but do not cut the actual plant, you can plant it in the straight soil, make a small whole and just push down the plant until the node do not show again; this method will not give you the chance to notice the development of roots, but still it is the easiest and popular propagation method and if you are watering it regularly you will notice the progress in few days.
If you already propagate your plant in soil and you left a large space between babies, you can add more small plants in the empty space in order to get a bushy plant. Ensure you don’t crush any small spider plants, during the process of propagating.
Paper Towel :
This is a pretty common method also, because some people want to have the chance to notice the development of the plant and the roots.
Here is how to do it.
Cut a little baby plant in the node, take a paper towel and make it wet with water then lay it down in the middle of a bowl and place the baby plant on it, make sure that the towel is always moist and don’t let it dry, and watch the beautiful roots grow.
If you don’t want to use a paper towel or to be bothered with moistening it every time, you can just place the baby spider plant in a bottle or a pot and add enough water and watch it propagate, then when you are satisfied with the result you can plant it in soil.
When giving a good pruning for Spider plants it will produce more babies, and it will stretch and can reach up to 3 feet.
Pruning will give the plant new energy to produce new leaves and branches, however the more you prune the plant the more fertilizer and water it will need, as it will consume more food to rejuvenate and prosper.
Use clean and sharp pruners or scissors when pruning your spider plants, remove all dead or diseased leaves as needed, and as mentioned above cut the branch in the base so you can still have a healthy node that can produce new roots.
Proper care is essential to make spider plants or any plant in general bushy and grow fast.
Spider plants require special attention in order to survive, especially when you notice that baby spiders are growing.
Make sure that your spider plant does not suffer from any disease or small pests, if that happens that will make it less bushier and will never prosper.
Follow the tips below for a proper care for your Spider plant.
How to Make Spider Plants Grow Faster?
Spider Plants do not grow constantly or all year around, they have specific times when they produce new babies especially during spring and summer.
If the spider plant does not show any sign of growth outside these seasons do not worry or feel disappointed, it will start thriving once its growth time arrives.
To have a bushy spider plant that grows fast, you will need a proper watering schedule, to avoid overwatering or underwatering the plant.
Once a week is more than enough, and you need to always make sure that the soil is dry before watering it, if the soil is still wet you can wait another day, in the other hand if the soil is always soggy and won’t dry, maybe there is something wrong with the soil, and you will need to fix it.
Over watering will cause root rot which will turn the leaves yellow and look like it is going to die.
Using drained pots will also make a huge difference to help the soil dry and prevent the roots from rotting.
Changing the soil and repotting
One of the main reasons most spider plants do not grow quickly is lack of the nutrient and food in the soil, and because some planters do not change the soil Oftentimes ( at least once a year), the roots can consume the nutrient from the soil and result in a slowing growth.
So repotting is the ideal way to speed up the growing process of your spider plant.
Any time you notice that the plant is slowing down, even if you did apply all the tips above, do not hesitate to change the soil and add some fertilizer to revive the plant again.
Temperature and humidity
If you notice that your spider plant does not grow, another reason will be low or high temperature.
Spider Plants like warm and humid temperatures, And the best temperature for spider plants is any temperature above 50 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 °C but not exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit / 32 °C.
Spider plants do not need direct sun and it is almost the temperature inside any typical house, if you have temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 °C, the plant leaves will suffer and it will be hard to have bushier plants.
So how to make Spider plant bushy?
Spider plants are interesting and unique species.
You can grow it in a hanging basket which makes it more fascinating, that will allow it to grow faster, expand and produce more cute babies.
Once you have mastered the techniques above and the nitty-gritty of the plant, it will be easy to replicate them and make any spider plant you have bushy and grow faster in your home.
So we hope the tips above help you make your spider plant the bushier plant in the world.
Nadine is a passionate gardening writer sharing practical tips, innovative ideas, and valuable insights on plant and soil care, In her spare time, she tries to convince her plants to grow by singing them catchy tunes.