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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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Aug 16, 2015 7:30 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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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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Aug 16, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Name: Celia
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My first thought was that the edges ruffle with age? Just a guess.
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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.
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Aug 17, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Please do share your findings with pictures.

I agree. This place is great!

Welcome! and happy gardening!
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Jan 15, 2022 3:53 PM CST

I have a friend who bought a plant that looks so much like this variety, but since you have one, has yours developed plantlets yet? This is the plant she has, and the babies are so distinctive! She doesn't know (nor do I) what her plant is called, but the closest I could find was the 'Ocean' variety. Do you think that's what she has?
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