Should Spider Plants Be Hanging? (Answered)

by Alex Kountry
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The Spider plant is one of the most versatile and easy-to-grow houseplants.

Elegant and eye-catching, this plant can be used anyplace. Because of their long stems and plantlets, they are frequently planted in containers as hanging plants.

Columns are a fantastic place for them to thrive. Adding a Spider Plant to your home can help keep your lungs and respiratory system in tip-top shape.

Do Spider Plants Need To Hang?

Should Spider Plants Be Hanging

No, they don’t.

Hanging allows them to spread out and spread out their webs more easily. The sprays of babies seem nicer this way because it’s easier to see them clearly.

Are Spider Plants Supposed To Be Droopy?

No, spider plants are not meant to droop. They are meant to stand upright. Spider plant leaves may appear droopy for a variety of reasons.

  • Water

One of the most evident issues is overwatering. During the summer, spider plants require a lot of moisture – the soil should not dry up.

It can also lead to withering and yellowing plants as a result of overwatering.

Water sparingly all year round, but avoid letting the soil get overly saturated in the summer and under-hydrated in the winter.

  • Fertilizer

If the leaves of your spider plant appear to be drooping, this could be a sign of poor soil quality.

In the summer, you should feed your spider plant every other week with balanced fertilizer; in the winter, you should do it less frequently. 

  • Light

Spider plants that receive an insufficient quantity of light or heat will likewise succumb to withering.

If you have a south-facing window or an area outside that receives less than six hours of sunshine, you should place spider plants there.

Spider plants can wilt due to overheating, which is a common concern with too much sun.

Make sure your spider plant isn’t drooping by soaking it in a pail of water for 15 minutes, then moving it to an area with less direct sunlight.

Spider plants do, of course, necessitate exposure to direct sunshine. You can try to revive a wilting plant by relocating it to a brighter location, even if it’s in the shade.

  • Repotting

A sign that your spider plant has outgrown its container is a wilted appearance and the appearance of roots extending from the drainage holes.

Repot it in a larger container and give it plenty of water and food. Although spider plants can be finicky when it comes to watering and lighting, they are also incredibly hardy.

Your plant will recover if you detect it is withering and take action to remedy it.

Here is an article I wrote on spider plants surviving winter

Can You Hang A Spider Plant?

You can indeed hang spider plants. This plant can be displayed in front of a window in a basket.

They prefer a window facing north, east, or west, or approximately five feet away from a south-facing window that receives direct sunlight.

How Do You Keep A Spider Plant Upright?

There are different ways to keep a spider plant upright, but it all depends on why it’s not standing upright.

For example.

  • Growth that isn’t consistent.

Examine your plant’s form and structure carefully. There are more leaves on one side of the plant than there are on the other.

If this is the case, your plant is likely to have been growing toward the sun.

Most likely, it has been sitting in the same position for a long time without being rotated and needs more light.

Even though spider plants aren’t finicky, they need bright, indirect light.

Your plant should be moved to a sunny, well-ventilated location and rotated once a week to promote symmetrical development.

  • Top-heavy

A top-heavy plant may have flopped to one side if the plant’s growth is evenly distributed over the plant.

The plant appears to be weak and unable to support itself. Overheating may be the cause of this. Is the plant getting a lot of sunlight?

If the leaves are also shriveling and dying, the air and compost are probably too hot and dry.

Keep the compost moist by moving the plant to a cooler location. During the summer, water the plant two to three times each week; during the winter, only once per week.

  • Wilting

Do you think it is withering rather than collapsing? Instead of leaning to one side, do the leaves themselves appear droopy?

Underwatering is the most likely cause of any drooping or wilting. It’s time to check the soil around your plants.

If it’s completely dry, soak it for 10 minutes or so in water.

Return it to the saucer or pot cover when it has been dripping dry. Maintain the compost moist, but allow the surface to dry between waterings to keep it vibrant.

  • Roots exposed by bare ground

What is the status of your plant? If the roots haven’t yet had time to rebuild, this can be why your spider plant is tumbling over.

The quality of the potting soil and how well it was pressed after planting are important questions to ask yourself.

Soil that’s too open or loose around the roots may not be giving the plant a sturdy enough base.

Also check out this article on spiritual benefits of spider plants

Why Is My Spider Plant Growing Sideways?

Your spider plant might be growing sideways because that’s the direction the sun rays are coming from.

So it is best to move the plant to a place where it can get adequate sunlight. 

How Do I Make My Spider Plant Thicker?

Taking care of a spider plant in order to make it grow larger includes addressing all of the plant’s care demands, such as the sun, temperature, humidity, water, and soil requirements.

The bushiness of the plant can be increased by trimming and repotting. Fill in the gaps with a few spiderettes for a bushy look.

Spider plants can thrive in a variety of conditions, but replicating their original tropical climate will ensure that they grow into strong, bushy plants.


There’s nothing wrong with hanging your spider plant. Inasmuch as it’s getting the necessary requirements, it will grow perfectly. 

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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