Why Does My Spider Plant Leaves Turn Yellow

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Welcome to this article that will be talking about why you might be seeing your spider plant lose its color and it turning yellow instead. The plant will often see this issue coming along when the plant is getting too much sunlight.

Too much sunlight and not enough water and nutrients in the soil is the perfect storm for the plant to start to change in color for the worse instead. Thankfully the spider plant is pretty hardy generally and you will probably be able to recover the plant into what it used to be before.

Follow along in the article down below and we’ll reveal some of the tricks we have learned when growing spider plants. It is like we said a very easy plant to have recovered into what it used to be.

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Why Does My Spider Plant Leaves Turn Yellow

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article here already, the spider plant will have a yellow color start appearing on the leaves when the plant is stressed. This stress can be caused by a number of different things really.

The spider plant is probably not getting enough nutrients from the soil each day. That makes the roots very stressed and a lack of water will have the roots starting to dry out as well. 

This will if left unchecked some really serious issues eventually. Make sure that you try to keep the soil slightly damp all the time. That will create the ideal environment for the roots to grow in.

There is another thing that will really create a lot of stress for the plant. That is when the leaves are getting way too much sunlight each day, and this continues for at least a week or so.

The plant needs sunlight to perform photosynthesis, but it can only perform so much. So all the excess tires out the leaves instead and the chlorophyll in the leaves, which makes them green in color will start disappearing.

If you are wondering why the leaves are bending on your spider plant then you should read this article right here, Spider Plant Leaves Bending.

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Should I Cut Yellow Leaves Off Spider Plant

The yellow leaves on your spider plant are often best left to just be. If you manage to create the ideal environment for the plant then you might see the leaves start getting the color back.

Using some fertilizer for the soil will often help get the same color back to the plant. But if you aren’t seeing any improvements after several weeks then it just might be better to cut the affected leaves. This will help leave room for new leaves to start coming forth, and with patience, you will have a wonderful spider plant once again.

If you are seeing your spider plant losing its curl then you might want to read this article right here, Curly Spider Plant Losing Curl.

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How Often Should You Water A Spider Plant Indoors

Watering a spider plant is not really that difficult. After a while, you will start noticing a pattern. The plant will on warmer days use more water from the soil so you might need to water on those days a little extra.

But as a good guideline, we often recommend trying to keep the soil just slightly damp all the time. That will ensure the roots always have great access to nutrition and water.

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