Houseplants forum: The year of the Spider Plant

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Dec 31, 2014 3:31 PM CST
Wow, what a year this was and now that it is coming to an end, I thought I would try and catch up with some of the posts, but that is impossible, so I am going to start this post and hopefully someone can answer my questions. I am a stickler on proper Identification of plants because when I sell a plant, I do not want to misrepresent my plants or my word/information. Having said that, my year has been one of changing from one collection to another. I began collecting spider plants early in my life, but only this year did I realize there were so many and they were so very interesting to research.
I now have the following:
Chlorophytum Comosum: This is the species from which most of the varieties originate. It has all green arched leaves that are very long.
All but a few of my spiders are C. Comosum. I have been fortunate enough to acquire the following: C. Bonnie, C. Variegatum, C. Streaker, C.White Lightning, C. Golden Glow (aka Hawaiian), C. Milky Way, C. Ocean, C. Vitattum, C. Atlantic, and C. Pacific.
Some of these are still in the 3" pots and are not yet mature, but the mature stock plants I do have are producing beautiful babies.

I would love to find and purchase C. Macrophpyllum and C. Mandaianum .

My question today is about the Hawaiian or Golden Glow spider. I have about four of these and only one of them throw off the variegated babies. I am wondering what variety the other so called Hawaiian plants I have really are, or, does this particular spider plant throw off both variegated and almost solid green plantlets?

Here are the babies of the one Hawaiian stock I have. I am told this is the REAL Hawaiian, but I do not know for sure. The plantlets turn green as they mature.
Thumb of 2014-12-31/JB/f1da48

Here are babies on another Hawaiian
Thumb of 2014-12-31/JB/20375f

You can see the difference in the color of the plantlets. Both of these plants are about the same age but I got them from different sources and both are marked Hawaiian.
Your comments will be appreciated.

Hoping I can find time to check in more often. I miss chatting, but I have been very busy trying to get through the holidays here on the Christmas Tree Farm. We finally are celebrating part of the family Christmas tonight. We don't complain because we make so many families happy. Have a joyous and safe New Year.





Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 1, 2015 3:02 PM CST
With any fluke of nature in the plant world your going to see that, reverts back to the all green- wild type. i wouldn't worry so much on the purity of the offspring but if you must select only the varigated ones for continuing varigated spider plants


It takes plabt breeders awhile to make new varities and maybe unintentaionally thats what your doing.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jan 1, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Do you know anyone who can shed some light on the Hawaiian Spider for me? I am now just very curious. The fact it is also called the Golden Glow, I would love to know where that came from. I can't seem to find an answer. Of course I have not exhausted all my contacts, but I wanted to try here first.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 1, 2015 5:23 PM CST
No I dont... but its normal for varigated ones to go back to green esspically if light levels are lower then what they should be.
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:36 PM CST
JB--

Won't be able to help you--but I Googled "Spider Plant" and all these images came up.
There was one labeled as "Hawaiian Spider Plant". Really dark green--no visible striping.
Of course--anyone can post any picture and call it whatever they want....

For whatever it is worth--here is the link--IF it works. Gita

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiian-Spider-Plant-Cleans-Creme/dp/...
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Then--there was this one--called the "Ocean Spider Plant".

http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiian-Spider-Plant-Cleans-Creme/dp/...
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:41 PM CST
OK>.....................something is wrong--it is showing the same one as before....
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Lets try this again---Ocean Spider Plant. This one looks nothing like the one i tried
to post in the above send.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00482TD04/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=...
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:56 PM CST
This is just what comes up under "IMAGES" when i simply Googled for Spider plants.

If you pause on any picture--it will enlarge ,,The pause on it again--and it will
come up "isolated" and maybe that will give you a name.

Images of Spider Plants:

http://search.comcast.net/?cat=images&q=Spider+Plant#params/...

Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Jan 12, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Here is a "White Spider"....

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/101921/
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jan 14, 2015 3:32 PM CST
[quote="gitagal"]JB--

Won't be able to help you--but I Googled "Spider Plant" and all these images came up.
There was one labeled as "Hawaiian Spider Plant". Really dark green--no visible striping.
Of course--anyone can post any picture and call it whatever they want....

For whatever it is worth--here is the link--IF it works. Gita

]http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiian-Spider-Plant-Cleans-Creme/dp/...

That is not a Hawaiian Spider as most of us know it and you need to consider the source ....Hirts is horrible when it comes to their spider identification. They sent me the wrong spider plant three times. They have no clue and care less. I called, complained and finally they sent me the money back. I will not buy a spider from them again, ever.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jan 14, 2015 3:37 PM CST
gitagal said:Here is a "White Spider"....

]http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/101921/


That is a beauty, I would love to know more about that. I wrote to the owner to see what the result of his giving it to the others for research ...I hope he answers me before my membership is up in March. Would love to know if they got more whites or if it reverted back to the original plant. Or, did they name it....

I am still trying to find the information about the Hawaiian plantlets. I am sure there are many mislabeled and that is so sad. Thanks for your help.
Name: ConeFlower19
Georgia (Zone 7a)
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ConeFlower19
Jan 26, 2015 6:37 PM CST
What is your trick for growing healthy spider plants? The tips of mine always get brown.
Play in the dirt!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Jan 27, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Brown tips mean two things, one is the fact that you are not watering it enough. The other is that most spiders will show brown tips if watered with "tap" water.

If you are on Facebook you may want to our group where we post different species and other information that may help you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/JBsSPIDERWEB/ This is just a spider group. Thank you for your interest in these wonderful plants.

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