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Name: Nicole Pavloff
Loleta, Ca (Zone 9a)
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JadeBlade
Nov 4, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Can anyone tell me what my spider plant might need? The top part looks ok but these new shoots don't look to hot...Thank you
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 4, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Welcome! Nicole. Have you looked for a break somewhere in the runner that could have cut off the water supply from Mom to the plantlets?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 4, 2015 7:53 PM CST
I would just try to root it, cut off that little plantlet and put it in some soil, slightly moist. It can still try to form some roots. Just put it in part shade.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 5, 2015 12:02 AM CST
I agree Sometimes portions of one of the airplane babies looks a bit ragged. It simply happens. If you already have way too many airplane/spider plants, just cut off the rasty looking ones and Moma will in short order make many more. If it is just a few leaves that are browning, this often happens. I just looked at one that is doing that. Just trim them off This plant is invasive. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Nicole Pavloff
Loleta, Ca (Zone 9a)
managed to keep my grandmas ivy pla
JadeBlade
Nov 5, 2015 2:36 AM CST
Thank you. I did look closer, there was a bent spot. Cut it off but I put the cooling in water to root.
Thank you for any suggestions & help
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Nov 5, 2015 5:40 AM CST
JadeBlade said:Thank you. I did look closer, there was a bent spot. Cut it off but I put the cooling in water to root.


Good, I couldn't think of another reason why just those end plantlets were drooping when the rest were not unless just that part had been exposed to some temperature extreme somehow. Kind of looked like it was hanging oddly too. Hopefully they'll recover and root for you.

Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 5, 2015 8:59 AM CST
@JadeBlade -- After a year or so and you have 5 or 6 pots full of spider plants, you will just cut a lot of them and give them away. Eventually they go to compost heap when you have a Moma plant that is a massive producer and all friends and relatives are satiated. I have one Moma plant that right now has over 20 babies.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 5, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Spider plants are quite prolific, sometimes I welcome the dry out of the babies, I know mommy plant is capable and able to produce lots more later. I leave them outdoors year round, and they get blasted by the summer heat, glad that it is somewhat protected by the canopy of city trees and chilled during our mild rainy winters..and they still persist quite well.

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