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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 6, 2012 8:51 AM CST
While out nursery hopping this weekend, found a beautiful speciman of Hawaiian Spider Plant. *sigh*

Yes, jumped right into my cart it did!! Sad

Note how the babies are very variegated. But when planted, as the leaves mature, they turn fully green, sometimes with just a slight tint of gold, where they were once white.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 6, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Ah love those spider plants! Hard to kill and always giving new ones! Got 4 baskets already Big Grin Big Grin
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Yes, mine stays outdoors all year long. And they even do fine on frosty nights, what few we have, with no damage at all. The hummingbirds nestle down in them to keep warm on cold winter nights.

























Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 6, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Same here, all outdoors, getting the an occasional trim here and there..and adds that lively stance even in the throes of winter Big Grin

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dogpack
Feb 7, 2012 11:08 AM CST
I'm going to shoot my spiders so that you can have a close up and personal look at my plant friends. Smiling The babies which were given to me are struggling g some. I may have killed a few either by over or under watering. wHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF OVER AND UNDER WATERING? iT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE i'VE HAD PLANTS SO AM OUT OF PRACTICE AND MAY HAVE FORGOT MANY NECESSARY THINGS TO KNOW. iF i DO NOT POST PICTURES SOON IT IS BECAUSE I DIDN'T REMEMBER TO DO SO. pLEASE REMIND ME AND i'LL BE HAPPY TO SHARE MY FRIENDS WITH ALL OF YOU.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 7, 2012 11:29 AM CST
lol! Spiderplants don't like to be too wet, especially this time of year. I only water mine once a month this time of year. Of course you state yours are babies, so just developing roots I'm guessing, you may need to water a little more often than that...maybe once every other week. Now, this is my experience living in a very dry climate, metro-Phoenix deserts, if it's really humid where you are, you may need to water even less. You have not mentioned in your profile yet, where you are located..so i have no way of knowing.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 7, 2012 12:02 PM CST
They love being in shade or with dappled light, loves being root bound. During winter, watering is lesser, well, since all my spider plants are outdoors so easy enough to dry out after the occasional rain. But this winter season, it has been unusually dry, so I do one heavy watering once every two weeks.

Signs of overwatering, leaf tips turning brown, and if too much light, leaves turning too white and transparent ..

I remember seeing a very large spider plant at a friend's home, grown in a hanging basket under an awning, and it is just growing so profusely with lots of babies cascading. I used to trim the babies a lot, and seeing those cascading babies, I let the babies in my plants hanging on longer Big Grin
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 8, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Hi, Dogpack! Another new person, yes? Welcome!
Yup, you forgot to post those pictures. Smiling
I grow spider plants indoors here in the frozen northland, and even here they don't need much watering.
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dogpack
Feb 9, 2012 11:46 AM CST
Hola Woofie:
Nope, I didn't forget to post the pictures. I've been trying to get them onto this site since yesterday. I've uploaded many pictures at different sites of many different file sizes and had no problems until I found this site.

I waited for over 15 minutes the last time I tried uploading a picture and still it didn't work. The pictures of my service dog, plants, and other stuff are uploaded at my blogs and other social sites as well as another plant site, however, here it seems there is a major problem.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know, thanks in advance. :-)

I need to know how to save a plant which unfortunately I have no idea what it is but suspect it may be a dreceans of some sort which is going brown except for the very top leaves. These leaves are starting to go a little brown on the edges. I've been misting the plant which seems to help. Oh, BTW, I fount this plant in the trash can at a bazarre about the thrid week of November actually it was the third Saturday.

As soon as I can figure out what to do about uploading pictures here, I'll share some with you.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 9, 2012 12:28 PM CST
How big are the files you're trying to upload? I try to keep mine down around the 600 KB range and have no problem uploading them.
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dogpack
Feb 9, 2012 3:35 PM CST
I don't know their proper names, however, these are some if my spider friends.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 9, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Welcome! dogpack How many "own" you?
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Feb 9, 2012 6:14 PM CST

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Yippeeee, Alan! I'm so glad you found one!!

I haven't found the elusive Hawaiian yet, but I did score a variegated spider last fall. I've babied it, and it is now giving babies Lovey dubby
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 9, 2012 7:12 PM CST
Sheesh, Trish, if I'd known you wanted a variegated one, I have several of them! The people we bought our house from left one here and I've been nursing it and it's offspring along for about 10 years now. (Lost a few when I left a window open one winter.) I got one solid green baby from the variegated one, too. Which in turn has produced more solid ones. Blinking
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Feb 10, 2012 8:31 AM CST

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woofie,

Thanks to the big move, building of the house, then the drought, we actually started completely over, save a couple of houseplants! Throw a few wrenches in the deal, and the rebuild was much slower than we liked, but building up is always fun!

When I had a variegated before, I also had one revert- so strange, since it is asexual (a clone)! Never did get that figured out....
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 10, 2012 9:28 AM CST
Actually, as well as being puzzled, I was quite pleased to see the solid one! I was getting tired of all the variegated ones. Hilarious! I was even thinking about buying a solid one! Green Grin!
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 10, 2012 10:55 AM CST

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Sounds like a win/win! Hilarious!
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dogpack
Feb 10, 2012 1:09 PM CST
Help!
I think I have the variegated verity of spiders. I know the babies are.
How do you know what spiders are what kinds exactly? I wouldn't know a Hawaiian Blinking spider if I fell into one.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 1:21 PM CST
I explained this in the my previous post.

"babies are very variegated. But when planted, as the leaves mature, they turn fully green, sometimes with just a slight tint of gold, where they were once white."

So if you see a plant with dark green leaves, and the spikes with the babies coming out are very, very variegated. This is the best clue you have for the Hawaiian Spider Plant. None others that I am aware of do that. Generally if the plant is variegated, the babies are variegated. If the plant has all green leaves, the babies have all green leaves.


























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dogpack
Feb 10, 2012 3:14 PM CST
I must have had a brain glitch. Rolling my eyes. Now I have the idea after reading your post several times. Well, I guess I'm still getting over the bug I have been fighting.

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