Spider plant babies are the identical offspring of the mother plant. They’re also called offshoots, spiderettes, spiderlings, pups, runners, or plantlets.
You can propagate your spider plants just about any time of the year. But, it’s easiest and quickest to do it during the spring and summer months.
Cut the baby off of the stem as close to the top of the spiderling as you can. Then cut the empty stem back to the base of the mother plant.
1. In water 2. In soil 3. While they’re still attached to the mother plant
The easiest way to propagate spider plants is by putting the babies in water until they get new roots.
You can also propagate your spider plant babies in soil. This method will result in the strongest starts.
Or, try rooting the spiderettes while they’re still attached by simply placing them in a pot of soil next to the mother plant.
Spider plant babies can grow roots very fast. You might see them forming in as little as 2-3 days. But it will take 2-4 weeks before they’re long enough for transplant.
Dividing spider plants is another common way to propagate them, and the best option if your plant doesn’t have any offshoots.