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Name: Erika
Kenosha, WI (Zone 5b)
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msteacher
May 24, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Hi,

I am planning on potting my spiderettes and donating them to a fundraiser this summer. I was wondering if one spiderette per pot would make a full-looking/leafy adult spider plant? Or would it be better if I put 2-3 spiderettes per pot? I tried looking it up but found no answer so hopefully someone here can give me some advice. Thanks in advance!
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
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sumire
May 24, 2020 10:48 PM CST
How big are your pots? And how big are the plantlets? Spider plants grow fast, but I am not sure that one plant baby will fill out enough by this summer to give a good impression if the pot is larger than about 4 inches in diameter.

That said, my mother plant is three feet wide and three feet tall. Some of the plantlets on my spider plant could easily be potted up in a one gallon pot...
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Name: Erika
Kenosha, WI (Zone 5b)
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msteacher
May 24, 2020 10:52 PM CST
The pots are 4" and the plantlets are roughly 2" right now. I was more wondering what they would look like as mature plants. Would they fill out enough to be a nice plant for someone who bought them if I only put one plantlet in each pot? For my personal plants I've always put 3-4 plantlets but since this is for charity I was hoping I could put one plant per pot so there will be more of them to sell, but I don't want to do that if it will give whoever buys it a wimpy looking mature plant lol.

The mother plant is equally as large as yours but I remove the plantlets yearly and have given them away to friends in the past so I always put 3-4 babies in one pot. So, more or less wanting to know if I can get by with one per pot or if I'd be "ripping off" the person buying the plant if I did that.
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
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sumire
May 24, 2020 11:01 PM CST
As mature plants I think they would look fine. They'll just take a while to fill out. Still, to be safe I think I'd go with two plantlets just so people feel the purchase was "multiple plants in each pot".
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