Welcome to this article that will be talking about why you might be seeing the leaves on your spider plant start folding. This is an issue often caused by there being an imbalance of watering for the soil.
Not being able to water the spider plant the right way will in time be a very serious issue. The plant can’t support itself. The roots are either drying or drowning if you go to the extreme side of watering. But thankfully pretty simple fixes for them.
Follow along in the article below and we will discover even more about the spider plant and the possibilities of growing it. It’s one of the best houseplants for beginners to start out with. It’s pretty hardy compared to other common varieties.
Spider Plant Leaves Folding
As we already mentioned at the beginning of the article here, the spider plant is very affected by there being either too much or too little water in the soil for the plant. Either side of this can be very harmful to the plant.
If the soil has way too much water, with it almost looking like mud instead, then the roots are not in for a good time. Too much water causes there to not be any oxygen reaching the roots.
Without oxygen then the roots will begin to start drowning. The roots are as you might be aware the lifeline for nutrients for the rest of the plant. If they aren’t able to pass on anymore to the rest of the plant then that causes stress.
Stress is what makes the leaves start to fold and curl on the spider plant. But thankfully you can fix this issue relatively easily by finding a sunnier area where the soil can dry out quickly.
Not watering the plant enough will also cause stress which then turns into folding leaves. The ideal texture and condition for the spider plant will be slightly damp. That has in our experience been the most successful one, especially for spider plants.
If the spider plant is starting to get brown at the base, then you might need to read this article here, Spider Plant Brown At Base.
How Do I Fix Bent Leaves On Spider Plant
If the leaves are bending on your spider plant then there has been too much stress for it recently. The plant needs to be resting in order to recover the look that the plant once had before.
Make sure the plant is getting at least 8 – 10 hours of each day in terms of sunlight. That will ensure the leaves have enough photosynthesis happening to not burn the leaves at all.
But the soil is equally as important as caring for the sun exposure for the plant. Try and keep the soil just lushly damp all the time. You might not have to water the soil each day but you should check the soil at least every day.
Using some fertilizers is also a great option for the roots. That should be done in no more than 1 – 2 months. It will help boost the nutrition in the soil quite rapidly.
If the spider plant is starting to turn brown then you should check out this article right here, Spider Plant Leaves Turning Brown In The Middle.
Spider Plant Leaves Breaking
If the leaves are starting to break then you might need to have a look at the soil. If there is too much water then that might cause the leaves to start breaking as the plant is being stressed.
But a surplus of sunlight might also cause the plant’s leaves to break. Try and find a shadier area for the plant to grow in from now on.