How to Grow Spider Plants From Cuttings


When they have reached a state of contentment with their environment, spider plants will begin to produce tiny spider plants known as plantlets. When the plantlets are removed and put in water or soil, the roots develop and ultimately mature into huge spider plants on their own. Spider plants are low-maintenance houseplants that need just a little amount of water, some light, and soil that drains well. They will provide a touch of green to any space in your home.

  1. You will need a pair of scissors to separate the plantlet from the stolon. Plantlets are miniature versions of mature plants; their crowns are covered with leaves. Pick a plantlet that already has a substantial amount of roots if as all possible. Remove the stolon from the adult spider plant all the way down to its root.

  2. To begin, pour some water into a cup or a small jar. Allow the water to lie undisturbed for a full day so that the chlorine may evaporate. Put the bottom of the plantlet into the water that is at room temperature, making sure that the plant’s leaves will hang over the edge of the container that you are using.

    An other option is to use well-draining potting soil to fill a planting container that is 4 inches in diameter and has drainage holes. Apply some water to the bottom of the plantlet, and then place it in a dish or container that has a trace quantity of rooting hormone already in it. Place the plantlet in the container after dipping the bottom of it in the hormone solution. Only the base should be covered with dirt; then, using your fingers, softly tap the earth to compress it and further strengthen the foundation. You should provide sufficient water to make the soil wet.

  3. Position the plantlet such that it will get sunlight at an angle. The young plant can perish in the direct sunlight before it gets a chance to establish its roots. If you are roots your plant in water, you should take it out of the jar or cup every day and refill the water. Examine the foundation for any signs of mould development. If there is mould on the plantlet, you should lay it under the faucet and carefully scrub it clean. Mold will normally not have a chance to develop on spider plants since they may be repotted in containers in a very short length of time. If you placed the plantlet in soil, there is no need to check for mould on the plantlet.

  4. If you rooted the plantlet in water, you will need to fill a container that is 4 inches in diameter and has drainage holes with potting soil that drains effectively. When the roots have grown to a depth of around 3 inches, which typically takes two to three weeks, transplant the plantlet into the container. Just the plant’s roots should be covered with dirt, and then the plant should be generously watered until the soil is damp but not soaked. Put the plant somewhere it will get indirect light.

  5. Once every six or seven days, press the tip of your finger into the soil to test its temperature. If the soil has a dry feel to it, you should add more water. When you discover that the plant’s roots have outgrown the container it is currently in, repot it into a larger pot. According to the Colorado State University Extension, if the plant is placed in a location that gets medium light, you should fertilise it once every three months using a standard houseplant soluble fertiliser. If your garden is situated in a location that is exposed to a great deal of light, you should fertilise it once every two months.

    Things You Will Need

    • Scissors or shears

    • Clear jar

    • Potting soil

    • 4-inch planting pot

    • Rooting hormone


    If you have children or dogs, make sure the plantlet is kept in a safe, elevated area. It has just a fraction of the resilience of a fully grown plant.

    While the plantlet is still linked to the adult spider plant, its root system may be transplanted into a separate container of soil and planted there. After the roots have grown to a length of between three and four inches, remove the plantlet from the stolon. Because spider plants root so quickly and easily, there is often no need to do this additional step when working with them.