Orange Spider Plant Not Growing – House Plant Journal

Orange Spider Plant Not Growing

Plant: Orange Spider Plant (Chlorophytum amaniense ‘Fire Flash’)

How long have you had the plant? 1 to 6 months

Concerns:

Off shoots developed end of March 2021, but main stem of leaves are not growing full size.

 

Light Situation:

Close to a large window and receiving about 1 hour of direct sun.

How do you determine WHEN to water? I water when the soil reaches around halfway dry.

Describe HOW you water: I pour a small amount of filtered water.

Fertilizer: Schultz 10-15-10 during spring/summer. Miracle Grow Pellets once in the fall

Soil:

Darryl’s Analysis

Environment:
There is sufficient light here for a spider plant to grow well.

Effort:
You’ve got the WHEN to water right but in terms of HOW, try giving the soil a thorough soaking, and allowing excess water to drain away. I don’t always drench the soil but maybe once a month, I will take my plant to the shower or sink to give the soil a through soaking. This should be fine as long as your soil is suitably well-draining (and it appears to be so).

Expectations:
This spider plant looks completely fine.  Don’t expect the leaves that grew in your home to look exactly the same as the ones that grew at the nursery – the nursery is not blocked by a ceiling and other walls.  I think your plant is growing quite nicely.

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