The best way to Prune a Spider Plant

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is among the 10 most popular house plants, reviews the University of Illinois Extension — and with great cause. Its reduced- maintenance routines are perfect for starting growers as several lapses are forgiven by it, and its own bushy form makes a stylish accent for houses and workplaces. By producing spiderettes that hang from tendrils the spider plant reproduces itself. Prune your spider plant to take them off, if you are ready to to show these spiderettes in to new plants. Take advantage of the pruning time to trim leaves back and browned foliage, providing your plant scaled-down dimensions and a neater look.

Place the plant pot on a work area facing you. Follow a tendril. Snip off the tendril where it starts in the plant base. Clip off the infant crops in much the same.

Clip off tendrils in the root of the infant spider plants in much the same. Discard the tendrils that are long and set the spiderettes apart.

By clipping them off in the base trim off any brown or withered leaves in the primary plant. Decrease the dimension by cutting-off outer leaves till it’s a manageable dimensions in case your plant is extremely big.

Place the spiderettes. By pinning it with an paper clip secure the spiderette to the soil. Water the soil and keep the pot in a warm spot from direct sunlight. The spiderettes can begin to sprout new leaves soon afterward and will type roots that dig to the soil in several weeks.

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