Peculiar Spider Plant

Keith Wiley keithw at wam.umd.edu
Sat Jan 10 10:34:08 EST 1998


I got two little spider plants several months ago.  When they grew up (typical
size, a little over a foot across and high, they had very few leaves (maybe 20
- 25 per plant), although not scraggly at all.  I believe they are meant to
have this few leaves.  The leaves are wider than other spider plants I've seen
(nearly an inch) and are a deep emerald green without any color variation.
They both eventually sprouted shoots with small budding plants along their
length and at the end.

Two questions.  One, can you tell me what kind of spider plant this is?  Most
spider plants have a thick body of thin light green leaves, from what I've seen.

Two, I have successfully spread the plantlets from the ends of the shoots.  I
cut the shoot off and left the plantlet in a vase of water while they produced
roots, then planted them.  They are both doing fine.  However, the leaf-groups
growing along the shoots don't produce any roots, even when I cut them off and
put them in a vase for a few days.  Do these mid-shoot plantlets simply not
grow into new separate plants?

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