How to Propagate Your Spider Plant and Grow Your Collection

If you’re anything like me, you love houseplants. And if you’re really like me, you especially love spider plants. They’re easy to care for, they purify the air, and they look great hanging in a pot from the ceiling. But did you know that you can propagate your spider plant and grow your collection infinitely? That’s right, with just a few simple steps, you can turn one spider plant into many. Read on to learn how.

how to propagate a spider plant

What You’ll Need to Propagate a Spider Plant:


-One healthy spider plant
-A sharp knife or scissors
-A clear glass or jar
-Water
-Peat moss or coco coir
-Potting soil
-A pots or planters

how to propagate a spider plant - root

The first step to propagating your spider plant, find a healthy spider plant to work with. You’ll want to make sure that the plant has plenty of green leaves and is generally looking robust. Once you’ve found a good candidate, use a sharp knife or scissors to take a cutting from one of the plant’s stems. When it comes to propagating spider plants, the cutting should be about 4-6 inches long and include 2-3 leaves. Next, fill a clear glass or jar with water and place the cutting in it so that the leaves are above the waterline and the stem is submerged.

Then, set the jar in a bright spot but out of direct sunlight and wait for roots to form. This will take 1-2 weeks. When roots are visible, it’s time to pot your new plants. Fill pots or planters with a mix of peat moss or coco coir and potting soil, then place your rooted cuttings in them. Water well and place in a bright spot but out of direct sunlight until new growth appears. And that’s it! In no time at all, you’ll have lots of new spider plants to enjoy.

To sum it up

You are on your way to propagating spider plants! by following these simple steps, you can propagate a spider plants and grow your collection infinitely! Not only is it satisfying to watch your plants multiply, but it’s also a great way to get more bang for your buck (or rather, more plants for your money). So why not give it a try? I think you’ll be glad you did.