Propogating Spider Plants – An Easy Way to Fill Your Home with Green

Posted 05-17-2017 at 07:29 PM by Jessica

propogating spider plants

Propogate… Now that’s a word I don’t use frequently enough…

Okay, onto the subject at hand. If you want an inexpensive way to fill your home with air-purifying and beautiful green plants, this is the way to do it! Simply find someone with a spider plant (I’m sure you know someone, they’re very common) or buy one for yourself and wait for it to grow little “spiderettes.” (The “spiderettes” are individual plants with roots, growing off from the main plant). Then take those spider plant “babies” and replant them! I have heard of multiple different ways of doing this, some involving letting the plants soak in water for a day or so, but I’ve never had any issue getting these plants to grow after simply planting them in a separate pot filled with potting soil.

Even though I’m sure the brief explanation is enough for you to manage this on your own, here are a few photos from when I did this last week:


Here is the holy mother of all Spider Plants. When I asked my mom if she minded me stealing a few of the spider “babies” she quickly said I could just take the whole plant. I’m not sure I have enough room anywhere in my house to manage this beast of a plant, so I politely declined her generous offer and stuck with grabbing a few of the “spiderettes.”


See the roots forming at the bottom even as these are literally hanging off of the main plant? As long as you plant them in some moist soil, they’ll grow immediately and become completely self-sufficient.

spider plant repot replanting spiderettes babies

Viola! I simply added potting soil to my pots of choice, planted 2-3 “spiderettes” in each pot, and watered them! Hows that for an easy project?

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