Houseplants forum: What is my Spider Plant doing?

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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 5:29 PM CST
A couple of weeks ago my spider plant starting growing a stalk from the center of the plant. It has grown out and has several leaves along the sides and a weird, wheat-like structure at the tip. What is it??

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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 5:29 PM CST
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Apr 12, 2012 5:35 PM CST

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I'm afraid they aren't Sad

Are you deleting the photo before it gets uploaded?
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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 5:38 PM CST
I don't think so. I'm not sure why they aren't working Confused I will try again.

sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 5:59 PM CST
I can't seem to figure it out Thumbs down Sorry guys!
Name: Trish
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Trish
Apr 12, 2012 6:14 PM CST

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I'm happy to help you out, best I can. Smiling

Is there an error message? What happens when you click on "upload an image", and choose your photo from your computer files?
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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 7:08 PM CST
No error message. Everything seems to go through okay. Just the pictures don't load after I have uploaded them. Do they need to be a specific size or of a specific file type? The ones I have been trying are JPEG files.

sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 7:09 PM CST
Or maybe its a firewall or anti-virus issue?
Name: Trish
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Trish
Apr 12, 2012 7:23 PM CST

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Do the pictures show up in the preview after you upload them?

What do you see in the reply box after you upload?
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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 7:25 PM CST
Nope. They do not show up in the preview. In the reply box I see some sort of URL or link for a [lightbox] or something. I think it might have something to do with my camera.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Apr 12, 2012 7:29 PM CST

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The [lightbox] is actually code for your picture- I'm glad to see it there! Thumbs up
I'm looking into it, but Dave isn't around right now, so it may be tomorrow. Surely we'll get it figured out, though! :)

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sunnybluesky
Apr 12, 2012 7:35 PM CST
Thanks for the help Smiling I am going to try another photo editing program to make the pictures smaller. Maybe it will work then. Fingers crossed!
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Trish
Apr 12, 2012 7:37 PM CST

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The system automatically resizes the pictures. If they are too big, sometimes the connection will time out before it finishes uploading, but we shouldn't still see this box. .jpg is what most people use, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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dave
Apr 13, 2012 5:33 PM CST

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There seems to be a virus on your computer that is inserting extra code into your posts. The code is being inserted right in the middle of your images.

I edited your post to remove that extra snippet of code and the images show fine now.
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threegardeners
Apr 14, 2012 6:47 AM CST

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Your Spider plant is producing babies!!
It will send out that stalk and the stalk will have blooms on it...then you'll get baby spider plants. Good growing!! it's happy!
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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2012 6:59 AM CST
I agree with threegardeners ... that spike/stalk will produce new baby spiderplants. The wheat looking leaves will open to become new baby plants. Once they reach a decent size you either leave them to hang from the mother plant or you can snip them off and place them in pots of their own, for additional plants.

Check out some of these photo's in the Plant Database showing flowers and baby plants:

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

And, a photo here also shows a mama plant with the stalk and baby plantlets:

http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/chlo_com.cfm
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sweets2005
Jun 9, 2012 10:44 PM CST
That's what it looks like when its sprouting some babies!
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Pippi21
Aug 14, 2012 5:27 PM CST
I was going to say the same thing. Now if I take the babies and put them in a pot beside the Mama plant, will I be able to separate them in time?
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purpleinopp
Aug 15, 2012 10:13 AM CST
In the first pic, you've got some flower buds at the end.
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JB
Aug 16, 2012 4:42 PM CST
May I suggest you just wait and watch the pretty little white flowers that will be showing soon, then you will see the babies start to form, let them form until they are a few inches wide or more and then you can cut the cord(stem) and put it in water for a few days and then plant it or plant it immediately. Noting like a pregnant spider plant. Take care of your "mommy" and don't overwater her. More or less just ignore her until she shows you something to look at other than the stem showing now. Just give her some light and some love and she will give you babies you can grow into more plants. Enjoy.

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