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Spider Plant

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Question: 60-5201
What is the best care for spider plants? Debby, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
You could not have selected a better houseplant. Spider plants are the best pollutant fighter of all houseplants. They absorb more pollutants as well as take in carbon dioxide. All plants give off oxygen and take in carbon dioxide, but spiders do it better. Give your champion a sunny warm location. If you give it too much fertilizer or water, brown tips will appear. Spiders like a sandy soil and feeding in the winter is not necessary. Good luck with your symbiotic relationship.

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Question: 61-5201
My spider plant is not doing well outdoors. Should I bring it back in? Shirley, New London. CT

Mort's Answer:
It has to cold for this sub tropical plant to be outdoors in New England this year. It is best brought outdoors in a mean temperature of 75 during the day and 65 at night. This spider is in dormancy until the hot weather comes. Since a frost is improbable, your Chlorophytum elatum would be better served with a stay of execution.

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Question: 62-5201
What is the best care for spider plants ? Debby, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
You could not have selected a better houseplant. Spider plants are the best pollutant fighter of all houseplants. They absorb more pollutants as well as taking in carbon dioxide. All plants give off oxygen and take in carbon dioxide, but spiders do it better. Give your champion a sunny warm location. If you give it too much fertilizer or water, brown tips will appear. Spiders like a sandy soil and feeding in the winter is not necessary. Good luck with your symbiotic relationship.

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Question: 904-1113
My cat keeps eating my spider plant. What can I do to prevent this? Josh, Lincoln, NE

Mort's Answer:
You do not want catnip. You can erect a screen like a tomato basket as a mechanical remedy. You could train the cat by using an oil spray like canola or olive oil. Because the plant does remove pollutants from the air, you may not want to do this for a long time. Hot pepper spray works well but will coat the leaves like canola or olive oil. Dried hot pepper added to the soil may be enough to keep the cat at bay.

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