The pink spider plant is not actually a spider plant. In fact, spider plants don’t grow in colors other than green and yellow, and variegated shades of green and yellow.
However, the pink spider flower is often confused with a spider plant, and therefore often gets called a pink spider plant. The Cleome hassleriana, or the “rose queen,” truly does look like a majestic flower.
You would do well to grow one of these glorious plants in your home or office, as they are easy to care for and hardy.
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A Pink Spider Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices
Growing up to 5 feet high, the pink spider flower can grow close to a window, as it calls for plenty of sunlight, but not too much. It will keep the air in your room clean by absorbing many toxins and breathing out oxygen.
It is also a fragrant flower, with blooms that stand tall on the top of long stems. The flower is a large ball of flowers that protrudes from long stamens with palmate leaves that can grow in colors that range from green to purple.
The flowers can bloom in pinks and purples as well, making this startling foliage ideal for any home or office. Native to warm regions in South America, the pink spider flower offers more than just a pretty face.
Are Pink Spider Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?
Interesting to look at, lovely to smell, and perfect for clean air, the pink spider flower also offers powerful feng shui energy.
Flowers are known to add yang energy to any space. Yang energy represents luminosity and positivity, helping you enhance these vibes in whichever room you place the flower in.
Pink flowers, like the pink spider flower, are best for love and marriage, so you would do well to place this one in the bedroom or a special space where you hope to introduce or maintain romance.
If you’re interested in learning more about feng shui, check out this master class article on how to use feng shui.
Are Pink Spider Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?
The pink spider flower is both easy to grow and to maintain. It will bloom from later spring all the way through early fall. All it takes is a little love and attention and you can get this beautiful flower to thrive in pretty much any space.
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Pink spider flowers will grow tall and upright, blooming for months, with plenty of water and enough sunlight.
What Kind of Soil Does a Pink Spider Plant Need?
The pink spider flower loves well-draining soil that is rich and fertile.
How Much Light Does a Pink Spider Plant Need?
The Cleome hassleriana calls for plenty of sunlight, ideally six to eight hours. With too little sunlight, it may not bloom. With too much sunlight, it is likely to burn.
How Much Water Does a Pink Spider Plant Need?
The pink spider plant needs plenty of water, so be sure to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. When you stick your finger in the soil, if you feel moisture in the top 1 inch of the soil, you can leave the plant. If you feel the top inch is dry, you can water the soil until it drains through.
For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoid watering mistakes.
Other Conditions that Are Important to a Pink Spider Plant
Fortunately, the pink spider plant is not prone to pests or diseases. However, if you notice aphids or spider mites, you can spray the plant liberally with neem oil every couple of days for a few weeks until you notice the pests are gone.
If you notice powdery mildew, you can treat the plant with a fungicide. Further, you can also prune the heads of the dying flowers to make the flowering plant bushier.
Also be mindful that you must watch the temperature in which you keep your pink spider flower. As a plant native to South America, you’ll want to maintain a temperature between 65 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops too low, the plant could die as it is not tolerant.
Otherwise, just be sure not to overwater the soil to prevent it from getting waterlogged.
Pink Spider Plant Decorating Ideas
The best place to keep your pink spider flower is next to a window where it will get plenty of sunlight. Pay attention so it does not burn or fail to bloom. This balance may take some experimentation.
You can plant the flower in a large pot as it will grow up to 5 feet tall, which means it will need a large expanse in which to grow. The roots will also need to spread out.
Use a neutral color pot, so the leaves and flowers can really pop. You can surround it with other greenery, but let this flower be the only one of its kind so it can stand out and take up space.
Do Fake Pink Spider Plants Look Real?
In the end, if you’re worried that you will not be able to keep the pink spider flower alive, or breathe life back into it, you can always go with an artificial version. A high-quality pink spider flower can look just as real as the real thing.
If you’re worried that a fake pink spider flower is not trendy, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.
In the end, you cannot go wrong with a pink spider flower, real or fake.
What do you think? Do you have any tips for bringing a pink spider flower back to life? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers!