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Spider Plant

Once you’ve unboxed your chlorophytum comosum (also known as a spider plant) and unwrapped all of the elements, discard (or upcycle!) the packaging. Watch out for any dirt that may have loosened in shipment. Pro TIp: Prefer an even playing field? Gently shake the plant back and forth to level out any soil that shifted in the box. 

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H2-WHOA!

Set up a watering schedule that allows your soil to dry out completely in between sessions. To test, stick your finger about 1” or 2” into the soil. Dry soil won’t stick to your skin - that’s the sign that your plant pal is ready for more H20! Depending on the temperature and moisture level in your space, this may be once or twice a week or as long as a few weeks.

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Location, Location, Location

When it comes to finding your spider plant a home, choose an area that has lots of indirect sunlight. Spider plants love a good photosynthesis sesh but are slightly more sensitive to direct sun. How to know what’s right? Find your blooming beauty a spot three or four feet from your brightest window. Signs that your plant pal is getting too much sun? Check for browning edges or leaves! This likely means your pothos is getting sunburnt. Skip the SPF and move it to a spot with a little less light! Pro Tip: They’re at their best sitting on a shelf or hung up so their luscious leaves can grow and trail (up to 10 ft!).

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Troubleshooting 101

Droopy or curled leaves could mean a number of things - too much water or not enough between waterings. You should be able to self diagnose, but don’t worry they’re very resistant and can come back to life if you’ve over watered. Just keep them in a shaded area and let that soil dry out 1-2” deep and let it fully drain. 

Browning leaves - it gets too much direct sunlight in its current spot and you should move it, or you’re watering them too lightly or again spacing out the waterings a little too much! Once you get a good watering schedule in, it’ll be as good as new! 

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