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Zah
Aug 16, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Recently I bought a pot plant Spider plant "Ocean". The leaves are curly with ruffled edges. All goes well, however, the new shoots no longer have ruffled edges, they are long and flat. Why ?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 16, 2015 7:30 AM CST
Hi Zah, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

I'm not knowledgeable about the growth habits of the different cultivars of Spider Plants and when I googled I couldn't find any description of the Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum 'Ocean') as having ruffled leaf edges.

I'm not sure why the new leaf growth on your plant isn't ruffled unless perhaps the plant is reverting back to the original form, if that's even possible. I think member @JB grows a few different types of Spider Plants so hopefully she will see this post and be able to offer advice.

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Zencat
Aug 16, 2015 9:13 AM CST
My first thought was that the edges ruffle with age? Just a guess.

Zah
Aug 17, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Hi,
Thank you so much indeed for the prompt reply. Both suggested answers are possible. I'll take good care of the plant and observe its development. If something new comes up, I'll let you know, tks.
By the way, I find this forum (for sharing) is very helpful, thanks again.
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 17, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Please do share your findings with pictures.

I agree. This place is great!

Welcome! and happy gardening!

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