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Hunterdon County NJ (Zone 6b)
Chrissyd1121
Oct 9, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Ive got so many spider plants I don't even know what to do with them all. Between them all and their babies I easily have over 50 right now and my bf is a hoarder so he wants to keep every single one. I need your help! I have a few questions about the plant itself and more importantly I need design options! The house is a cave and I'm reserving the window space for the plants that matter most.

1. I noticed that the white center, green edges look the best. Perky arch, full and bushy, lots of babies. Is this the norm or does mine just have better genes than the others I have?

2. Is leaving the spiderettes attached detrimental to the momma? I don't want her to get limp, flat, and sparse bc all the energy is going to the babies. But I don't know what to do with them all if I take them off

3. Do you prefer to pot them alone or several together?

4. What to do with limp, flat spider plants with like 6 leaves? Any way to give them a little life? If not, is this where u pot together to give the effect?

5. I saw an article and this spider plant had lots of babies, some were even almost all white. Anyway to force that kind of color change?

7. Can they actually grow in water or do they just grow roots in water?

6. And last but certainly not least!!! Any creative design options for spider plants? Any space saving, vertical display ideas? Ways to pot them to have on hand as gifts? Pot combo plants that work well?

HELP!!!!

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 9, 2017 9:55 AM CST
Hi Chrissy, I've grown them in water for years. They will do well like that. Leaving the babies on won't hurt anything, and I like the look!
Here are a few display ideas from Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/sear...[]=displaying%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=spider%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=plants%7Ctyped
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Hunterdon County NJ (Zone 6b)
Chrissyd1121
Oct 9, 2017 10:16 AM CST
Thanks for the quick response! I like the look too. It gives them so much more character, interesting and cheeky.

When you grow them in water do you start small and up the size of the glass gradually or do you have a standard preference (pluck em off and right into a mid size Mason jar?)
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Oct 9, 2017 10:18 AM CST
I've done it both ways. Just plop cuttings into whatever container you have and fill with water. They do well in larger ones too. I do change the water at least once a week so it doesn't get smelly. Do you have any of the curly ones? I used to, but got rid of them during an overseas move.
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Hunterdon County NJ (Zone 6b)
Chrissyd1121
Oct 9, 2017 10:30 AM CST
No curly ones... Yet!! I would love one though. Do they put out just as many spiderettes any other kind do?
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Oct 9, 2017 10:47 AM CST
When I had it, it seemed a bit slower to grow and put out the little plants, but it did do it. I need to get another one, too! It's fun to have a lot of different ones. So many people think that the plain green one is the only one.
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