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thedanielrichards

A novice gardener looking to get much better with the help of this brilliant growing community. That's why we built GardenTags ☺🌻🌱

Chlorophytum comosum 'Vittatum'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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thedanielrichards

I think I may have reached the end of the road with my #spiderplant - perhaps it's not getting enough light? #advice

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mrsflowerpot

Morning Daniel 😃, I'd say give it a chance by repotting in fresh compost, check you plant pot has holes in the bottom, if not put in a new pot with holes in, place in a brighter location but not full sun and water just enough to moisten the compost. I recon it'll come back to life within a week or two! 👍🏻🌱👍🏻 #advice #savetheplant 😂

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pelly

Morning Daniel, it's certainly looking at little worse for wear. I hope Becks @mrsflowerpot advice works 👍👍👍

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clipperty

⬆️ Waht Beck said - they're so tough - and in the summer you can have them as patio plants, nice in hanging baskets etc! Xx @mrsflowerpot

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hagar

Try it outside , maybe in a mixed hanging basket 🌵😃

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juliesgarden

Morning Daniel, looks like a reprieve for it then 👍👍

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carolgs

Do as @mrsflowerpot says I repotted mine a couple of months ago and it looks so much better @thedanielrichards I had drowned mine hopeless with indoor plants

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beckers1974

I was the same with indoor plants, Daniel, until this year. Keep going, you'll get there! 🍀

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vanessaworsnop

Try to use less water and also filtered or rain water 💦

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waterlily

My spider plant has looked a lot worse and still came back!! So don't give up yet 😝

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brightcolours

Remove all the dead/dying leaves. Stick your finger in the soil. Is it too wet? Too dry? If too dry, then soak the whole pot in a bucket or sink of room-temperature water until all the air bubbles are removed from the soil.

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harebell

I'm a indoor plant serial killer ☠️

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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thedanielrichards

Not sure what to do about my #spiderplant - Am I over watering or under watering it??? #indoor

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rachelbrooks

Not that I'm a great one to listen to about houseplants, but if the same rules apply as outdoor plants...general rule of thumb - if the browning parts are crispy they need more water, if they're soft and flopping they need less 🤔

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linfoster

If you have it in sunlight it will go brown on the ends Daniel but overwatering shouldn't make much difference 😊

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alisonfred

My spider plant did the same , it was thriving lots of babies on it and it was healthy for a couple of years then I moved it and it started going brown so I put it back but it didn't recover now it is in spider plant heaven 😏 so have you moved it ?

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mikethegardener

@thedanielrichards Mr Richards, are you feeding the plant? Baby-Bio? Other?

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SikoMa

Is it located near a heat source? Mine will do this in the winter if I have placed it too close to a heat source.

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ellenmarygardening

Let it dry out slightly before watering again but not totally then don't let it dry out again but don't over water it. Just once a week in winter. Apparently our tap water can cause tip burn so use rainwater perhaps?

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juliesgarden

I agree with Dar @SikoMa , I find they do this when near radiators Daniel 🤔

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hayleyaj

Did you know Daniel, that spider plants do not need to be in a window? They'll survive anywhere. So take it away from any heat source and put it where you'd really like to see it. 😃😃

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thedanielrichards

Thanks for all the advice @rachelbrooks @linfoster @alisonfred @mikethegardener @SikoMa @ellenmarygardening @juliesgarden @hayleyaj I've got plenty of info now to nurse it back to health. The next time I post a photo it will be fighting fit ☺

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Naomi126

Radiator I'd say hang on ...yup should have read the others @SikoMa ⬆👌

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slj

It can also happen from tap water it's a good idea to use rain water but just cut of the dry bits it's real hard for it to not get brown tips I also agree they are good in that corner with little light mine has no window at all and is huge and thriving there it just has ambient light that travels from a window in another room

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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thedanielrichards

Morning GTers. I totally forgot to water this little fella. a good drenching has now been had!

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janric

Morning Daniel...poor spider hope you've quenched it's thirst now 😄

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angipangi

@thedanielrichards The clues are there. Little brown tips. Shame as it's a very healthy looking plant. You stand accused of attempted #spider plant murder. 😂😂

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leisel

Such a great old fashion and hardy plant....

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paulwd61

Hiya Daniel do grow onion's?

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kathy

Morning @danielrichards hope you apologised to it😂

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Naomi126

👌🏻

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mojo

It's responded well to your TLC 👍✨😊

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plantaholic

Goes to show the old adage that you will kill a plant with over watering but it will recover from under watering 🤔👍🏻

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riakat

I find these houseplants are very forgiving (fortunately for me!)

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titchyfra

Glad you remembered before it was too late lol @thedanielrichards

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baking

These are amazing indoor plant and very pretty when in flower 😄

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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thedanielrichards

I rescued this fella from a well known diy superstore today #houseplant 😎

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thedanielrichards

#pots 😉

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elflin

My good friend Ann ,thomasrat3 have me a spider plant and I'm pleased to say I've not killed it yet 😊 @thedanielrichards

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love to rescue and mother sick plants 👌🏼👒

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debbieuk

That what call wonder sailer plant ???????

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joanboston

I have seen them grown in a hanging baskets in the shade, all the babies hanging down. Looked lovely

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inlove

This plant always remember me the 80's my mom use to have them in glass balls all over the house 😀

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mamarino

Ah ah yea @inlove I had them in the 80s as well lol 😀

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titchyfra

Classic plant in a lovely pot @thedanielrichards

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boydlee

I have one of these in the bedroom and it's gone crazy. Massive flower spike stem on it now... afraid it might burst the pot soon!

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ladyalhambra

Yes mine brock the pot oopps. Giving mine a rain shower in the garden at mo and probably it will stay for its summer holiday

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Rita1968

One of my favourites😀👍

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