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Oct 19, 2017 7:07 AM CST
Name: Dottie Wakley
Livingston Texas
Can I grow a spider plant in moss instead of potting soil?
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Oct 19, 2017 10:49 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Probably so.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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Oct 19, 2017 2:36 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
In theory, yes, but not easily. The moss surrounding the roots will have to stay very damp at all times. Moss tends to dry out much faster than soil.
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Oct 19, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I was wondering why you'd want to do that? They grow easily and well in normal potting soil. like Will said, the moss would have to never dry out.
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Oct 19, 2017 3:25 PM CST
Name: Dottie Wakley
Livingston Texas
I asking about growing it in Moss because the table I want to put it on will not support anything planted in soil due to the weight. I read somewhere that the roots store water for the plant so it wouldn't dry out. Does that not apply if it's planted in Moss? I hope that does not sound like dumb questions. I really appreciate y'all's help.
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Oct 19, 2017 5:04 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
The tuberous roots of spider plants do store water, but not as much as a Cactus stores water in its stems, for example. Spider plant tubers help the plant survive during brief periods of drought, but the price is usually a lot of discolored leaves and dieback of foliage.

I doubt if anyone has tried growing a spider plant in moss. If you decide to try it, let us know, preferably with some photos, as to how well it worked. We can all learn.
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Oct 19, 2017 5:28 PM CST
Name: Dottie Wakley
Livingston Texas
Okay if I do it I will get pix. Thanks to all.
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