Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Can a Spider Plant Survive Winter Outdoors?

Category Advice
While spider plants can generally spend the spring, summer, and early fall outside, surviving through the winter is less assured. Considerations such as lowest temperatures in your area, winter protection, and more can help predict their success outside during the colder months. This is a guide about, "Can a spider plant survive winter outdoors?".
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
May 2, 2008

Will a spider plant survive outside in a flower garden in the winter and come back in the summer?

Hardiness Zone: 5b

Answers

By Sandra Martin (Guest Post)
May 2, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I had a Spider Plant that was left outside all winter. I did not take care of it as you can guess. I left it alone and it came back on its own.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 6, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I now live in Montana, zone 5 also. My spider plant didn't make it through the winter. Thankfully I have several others.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By (Guest Post)
May 8, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

No, houseplants do not survive the winter in the midwest. Bring it inside.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 22, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

It will not survive in Ohio, I leave mine hanging on the back porch all winter, but then I LIVE in South Fla. and we never even get frost. jjs

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 27, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

My spiders are loving it outside this summer. We'll see if they survive the winter. I'll cover them from the Pennsylvania snow.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 2, 20160 found this helpful
Best Answer

I know that the experts say spider plants cannot survive winter in a flower garden. I am in zone 7 and I have spider plants that have survived some harsh winters in my garden for at least five years. I even dug them up and brought them inside last winter and still some roots left behind produced new plants (with zero protection). I used to protect them by covering them when the weather was extreme, like temperatures in the teens and below. I am not sure that is even necessary. If you try this, be sure the roots are very deep. The depth, I think, helps protect those roots. You may lose everything above ground, but it will come back and look as full and beautiful as ever.

Ad

For protection, I used a tent like plant cover I got at Ace hardware with canvas drop cloths on top of that. That gives it breathing room beneath the cover in case it gets hot under there during the day. That way, you can leave it on until the weather returns to normal cold. I plan on being brave this winter and trying it with no protection. By the way, my spider plant is not variagated color, just solid green. Because of that, it has increased hardiness, according to something I read online by the experts. Watch out for it taking over a garden with its babies.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 0 found this helpful
October 23, 2012

I live in Savannah, Georgia and would like to know if it can live in the winters here. It has been outside since I got it about 7 months ago.

By lauri

Answer this Question...
Related Content
In This Guide
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening AdviceJanuary 29, 2018
Guides
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2018/01/30 19:13:41 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!