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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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May 7, 2013 1:03 PM CST
Absolutely don't give up, just don't take it as a great failure if your plant doesn't look great all of the time. If you want to give it a little fertilizer, that's fine. I'm sure I have before at various times over the years, but only occasionally/sporadically while outside, maybe 3 times in a summer, maybe not at all for a few years. AFAIK, I've never killed any plant by not fertilizing it, but there's a long list of plants no longer alive that seemed to croak from getting too much.
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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May 8, 2013 11:04 AM CST
I agree

Major cause of plant failure: too much fert/too much water.
It's all about choices.
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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May 22, 2013 2:43 PM CST
What Lin said! My mom's spider plant is about 25 years old and that thing is so rootbound that when she waters it, it just sloshes right out of the planter. That's why she keeps it over the kitchen sink. That thing produces babies by the hundreds!
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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May 24, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Thank you guys!!! I will try and root bound my plant Smiling hehe That seems to be the answer to my baby spiders dying.....Im not sure maybe I should plant it in a littler pot? I think for now I will just let it grow and see what happens. Since it is warmer out now I might put them outside and see how they do. Thank you for all the great advice. I will hold off on the fertilizer for now and see how they do.

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