spiderplant babies

  1. My big old spider plant -- Which s thriving despite the abuse I put it through is sprouting babies all over the place. Anybody know how to repot these (or give them away without killing them)? I don't know for plants -- I'm a human nurse.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   kaycee
    Adrienne, once the babies sprout a few roots you can plant them right in a little pot. Or you can put them in water until they sprout more roots, then put them in a pot. There pretty easy to grow for those without a green thumb. Good luck.
  4. by   PennyLane
    Those plants just keep growing, and growing, and growing, and growing...
  5. by   Lausana
    I don't think you can kill those things! My mom's is huge...I think she just puts the babies right into a glass of water!
  6. by   colleen10
    I love Spider Plants. They resist everything bad ,although I have found one thing that can kill them. A cat hungry for some vegetation.

    When you see a baby start to develop snip it, put it in a little water to allow it to develop some roots. Make sure you change the water regularly so that you don't develop fungus or slim. When they have developed some roots just plant them in some soild and watch them take off.

    They say that putting new sprouts of any plant into a little mixture of peat is the best thing but water works just as well and it isn't as messy or expensive.
  7. by   adrienurse
    Cat hungry for vegetation. It would fulfill many a kitty fanasy to be able to eat that thing! This would be the reason that I don't want the thing to grow to be too big. Kitty can almost reach it as it is (despite having a full service cat grass patch on the window sill -- that's cat logic for you).

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