I have my Spider Plant setting in a bird bath filled with
aquarium gravel, then just set the plant in the gravel.
When I water, I over-water and the run-off goes into the
gravel, keeping the roots moist. I do water when the gravel
On some of my other plants I use clay saucers, shallow
bowls and those clear plant tray, the deep ones.
Here's the fern I did a post on earlier this winter.
I've never had my houseplants look so pretty and healthy.I Have a Mother-in-law's plant and and a purple Philodendron that are as pretty and healthy as this fern and spider plant. I don't let them set in water. I give them enough water to cover the gravel and when the top of the soil in the pot is dry then I water. I add 1 Tbs. of Epsom Salt to a gallon of water once a month and the Spider Plant sets in a Western window, while the fern gets Southern sunlight.
***the blank tag on the fern is waiting for someone to help me find some of you "plant experts" tell me what it is called.
Here's the fern last Summer, you can see how much it's grown since it came inside