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Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Hi, I have about a 2 year old spider plant and its growing rapidly. Its sent of 3 spiderettes, one is cut off and growing separately and the other 2 are still attached and relatively small (one is developing roots and cannot be seen in the photo as is the other side). Anyways, over the past couple of weeks I have been watching a thick about 1cm in diameter round shoot coming from the base of the plant grow, its now about 3 ft high and has random patches off leaves coming off it. I have never had a spider plant before so haven't seen this. It looks nothing like the other shoot its sent off, its much bigger. I just want to know if its a rogue shooting and if so should I remove it and how? or should I leave it and why? Thank You!!!
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gingin
May 2, 2016 1:28 PM CST
looks like a "bloom stalk" to me
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DaisyI
May 2, 2016 1:45 PM CST
I agree Looks like its going to bloom.
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May 2, 2016 1:59 PM CST
It must be a happy spider plant!
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dyzzypyxxy
May 2, 2016 2:04 PM CST
I think so too, Kim. They make pretty little white star shaped flowers, then probably you will get more plantlets on that stem as well.

You can stick the baby plants into the pot with the 'mother' if you want a fuller, more bushy plant. Spider plants love to grow in clumps.
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Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:21 PM CST
gingin said:looks like a "bloom stalk" to me


Thank you, I'll make sure to keep it then!
Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:22 PM CST
porkpal said:It must be a happy spider plant!

Ah I hope so! I try my best with them :)
Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:23 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I think so too, Kim. They make pretty little white star shaped flowers, then probably you will get more plantlets on that stem as well.

You can stick the baby plants into the pot with the 'mother' if you want a fuller, more bushy plant. Spider plants love to grow in clumps.


I did not know that so I will probably try it once they come through! Thank you Smiling
Name: Kim Stott
England
spidercactikim
May 2, 2016 3:23 PM CST
DaisyI said: I agree Looks like its going to bloom.

I hope so! Thank you Smiling

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