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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 14, 2011 8:51 AM CST
I noticed your spider plant was a nice size. I just ordered a curly leaf spider plant, well two actually. One for me, and one for a friend. Has anyone ever grown that before? Here Spiderplants do fine outside in our hottest summer days, in a pot, as long as they are shaded and watered. I leave mine outside all year. So often in the winter, I will see the hummers nestled down into it to keep warm. What I'm wondering is, is the curly leaf spider plant equal of the same treatment. I can't see why it wouldn't be, and I'm going to try it, unless I hear otherwise. :)

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Sep 14, 2011 4:11 PM CST
I haven't grown any of the curly kind but they were passing some babies around at a plant swap I was at last week. I almost brought one home but decided that I just didn't need more house plants right now. Maybe later.
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Sep 15, 2011 7:05 AM CST

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I had a gorgeous one many moons ago. I killed it somehow, but can't recall how. I was very upset about it, though Crying
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 15, 2011 7:37 AM CST
Mine arrived yesterday afternoon, and are all potted up and were nice and healthy. They are wee babies now, were in a 4 inch pot, so it will be awhile before i get to enjoy mine in it's full splendor as huge mature plant. I'll take La Tisha's to her tomorrow at work. Found some real nice ceramic pots, about 8 inches long and 6 inches in diameter, at home depot, discounted to $5.97 a piece. They are were ceramic, and they way they are planted, look like blue denim. So got one of those for her. I think she will like it.

From some reading that I did, at one time this was a very popular plant, but kind of went out of style. I can't imagine why?

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Sep 15, 2011 8:21 AM CST
another popular house plant that I can't seem to find any more is the piggyback plant.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 15, 2011 9:09 AM CST
I found it here: May be more than you want to pay?

http://www.pernellgerver.com/piggybackplant.htm

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HollyAnnS
Sep 15, 2011 9:25 AM CST
Thank you. I hadn't thought to look on line and order one. Just always look in our local nurseries.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Sep 15, 2011 10:04 PM CST
Since spider plants are supposedly one of the best types of plants for improving indoor air quality, it's hard to believe they're no longer fashionable. Corsets and I gave up gladly, but my cheerful, graceful, quirky spider plant they're going to have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

Piggyback plants! I remember those.. Will have to find one. Joyanna is currently charmed by some sun coleus cuttings.. she laid claim to a particular one, put it in a special little rooting vase, and now that it's started striking roots we've stuck it carefully into a pot of - what else? - spider plants.
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 16, 2011 7:05 AM CST
Here is the one I gave to La Tisha, with the pretty $5.97 cent pot. This is at home, just before I brought it in. Like I said, it's a wee baby right now. I love the pot, had trouble parting with it!!!

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 16, 2011 7:06 AM CST
Jill, I think the regular spider plant is still in style, it was only the curly leaf spider plant that seemed to disappear and is harder to find these days.

























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critterologist
Sep 16, 2011 7:16 AM CST
Thanks!

I've got a curly one and love it... my friend Gita snitched a couple of babies from it once and has had such success with hers that she's had cute pots of it to share around at swaps the last couple of years. Give it a smaller pot; it will tkae a while to fill the pot with roots and start throwing spiders.

The solid green spider plant is harder to find, too. I just got a new one at the plant swap last weekend, and I'm very happy to have it!

I also have a "Hawaiian Spider," which is variegated but seems to be bigger (broader leaves and just more robust looking) than "regular" spider plants.
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Trish
Sep 16, 2011 8:37 AM CST

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I'll be sure to snatch one of all 3 varieties when I see them.
Its past time to get my collection going again!
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 16, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Trish, it's going to be awhile before mine starts putting out babies, but if you don't have one by then, I promise I'll send you one :)

























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Trish
Sep 16, 2011 11:29 AM CST

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Steven
Sep 28, 2011 12:13 PM CST
I managed to get a solid green one a while back, it was a baby that fell of a plant at work, a baby that filled a 6" pot! It seems to more upright then the variegated types......
Name: Trish
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Trish
Sep 28, 2011 12:32 PM CST

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I snagged a very nice variegated last week! Not the Hawaiian, though.

I was tickled to find it Hurray!
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Steven
Sep 28, 2011 12:39 PM CST
Very nice Trish! I love the variegated ones Thumbs up


Does anyone grow the green and orange? It's more exotic looking and just as easy to grow as the others!


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Trish
Sep 28, 2011 1:25 PM CST

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I've never seen that variety, Steven!! That's a spider plant? Does it have the same habit of sending out the pups as the others? Do you happen to have a latin name?
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Steven
Sep 28, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Yup its a spiderplant, Chlorophytum orchidastrum Big Grin But sadly it doesn't make pups, it does sometimes bloom and sets seed which sprouts very easily! Often right int he pot with the mother plant!
Name: Trish
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Trish
Sep 28, 2011 3:14 PM CST

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You should add it to the database!!

Big Grin
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