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Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Dad, Dec 29, 2006.
Has any one ever grown a spider plant. Are they hard to grow and where can I get one? Thanks DAD
Spider plants are a quite popular houseplant. I have heard some people call them an Airplane plant. They come in solid green or the green/white stiped variety. Any plant shop should have them available.
I have had no trouble growing them, but I have found that they need to be root-bound in order to produce babies.
There is also a White and green variety.
They do need to be pot bound to produce runners.
Just about the easiest and most available plant there is, I love them and have many in my house. Do you know anyone that has one, it so you can get starts (babies) from them, or a nice size one should only be about $20 at your local garden center.
They are extremely easy to grow and does not require alot of care. Most greenhouses carry them and even Walmart in the summer. I read somewhere, a good while ago, that NASA did a study in space on which plants changed carbon monoxide (sp) to oxygen and cleaned the air better and the spider plant was on top. So having several in your house during the winter months may be a good thing.
Yes! I remember learning this ages ago in high school biology class.
Botanical name is Chlorophytum comosum - so it makes sense that the spider would be a master at photosynthesis.
I've had the varigated, solid green and also had a green with a yellow stripe. Very easy to grow.
When we lived at the beach in southern California, we grew them outdoors along the walkway in partial sun setting - we got morning and late afternoon fog nearly every day. They thrived. Ditto the very easy to grow.
Where do you live? Spider plants should be in any nursery-maybe not Alaska? I've sent cuttings (shoots they send out) to friends b/4 in the mail & they've made it alive-maybe would freeze in transport now tho.
Despite cats who think that the plants are their personal salad bar, my spiders thrive in the house and outside in the Summer.
Once they're potbound, I get more "babies" than I can handle.
They really are a nice plant to have, and yes, they do improve the air quality.
I have gotten them from friends, and have also purchased them in the plant department at Target. They're pretty common around here.
Mine seem to start turning brown at the tips, making its way down the leaf, and the plant dies........I have tried repotting them, watering less/more.........I will keep trying !!
look it up on the web I did got some useful info but I gave it all to my brother (he has the plant with babys)
but here are some links..good luck!
found this... good luck!
THANKS - I'll try the distilled water, even though I use well water ........
I have seen spiter plants that have a white stripe on the leaves and some that don't is there a diffrence other than color?