How much sun does a spider plant need?

The spider plant is a common indoor plant and comes in many colours, including white, pink, red, and green. They are known for their long vines and small leaves. Spider plants like light but not hot sunlight; a few hours a day should be enough. If the spider plant is growing too tall or wide for its pot it will need more sun to grow properly. When it is getting enough sun the spider plant will be noticeably bushy with small leaves that curl upwards at the end.

They are low maintenance plants, meaning they do not need much care or attention, and they require a large amount of sunlight in order to grow properly. The sun should be at least 6 hours per day to produce enough energy for this plant. If you are growing this plant indoors during winter months, it will need an additional artificial light source if you do not get much light.

How much sun does a spider plant need?

How do you know if a spider plant needs more light?

Most spider plants grow best when they have a direct, southern exposure. The spider plant can tolerate very low light levels, and plants grown under very dim light are still perfectly healthy. Signs that the plant needs more light include chlorosis, or yellowing of the leaves. If the plant has a lot of light, but it is artificial light and not natural sunlight, it may turn yellow anyway because spider plants do not take well to artificial light sources.

If your spider plant has stopped growing and is turning yellow you must increase the amount of light it receives. Increase the sun exposure by moving the plant closer to a window or adding additional lighting. You may also choose to increase watering to speed up cell division in order to get more growth for increased sunlight absorption.

Will a spider plant grow faster with more light?

Spider plants need a lot of sunlight in order to grow properly. The spider plant will produce faster and bigger leaves and flowers when the plant is exposed to more sun. If the plant is not getting enough sunlight it will probably grow slowly, but there is no hard evidence that increasing the amount of sunlight will increase cell multiplication.

How much water should I give my spider plant?

Once a week you should water your spider plant. Spider plants do not like soil, but they love water. They can grow well in soil, but they are most commonly grown in a pot of spagnum moss or other potting material. One reason to grow the plant in a moss-based potting soil is that it will help retain moisture.

If you are growing the spider plant in soil you should give it water when the top half inch of soil is dry. Water the plant until about ¼ of an inch of water drains out from the bottom.

What artificial light works well with a spider plant?

Spider plants do better under natural sunlight than artificial light. Artificial light tends to dry out the plant. If you are unsure about the quality of artificial light in your home you may want to move your spider plant closer to a window or invest in a full-spectrum fluorescent bulb. The spider plant will thrive under full spectrum bulbs, especially grow lights.

There are many factors that affect the way spider plants grow, including light and water. If you are looking for a low maintenance plant indoors in the shade, it is possible to grow a healthy spider plant without sunlight. However, if you want to make sure the plant grows at a maximum rate and stays healthy then it should get as much sunlight as possible.


There you have it, everything you need to know about how much light the spider plant needs. If you have any more questions about the spider plant please leave a comment below and we will be happy to try to answer them for you.