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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 9:09 AM CST
I have 2 lovely spiderplants and they started producing babies about 6 months ago, however all but ONE baby have no root nubs, I have put them in distilled water by the window for 2 weeks and they stay alive but won't grow roots, what am I doing wrong?
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Feb 6, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Welcome @Blackthumbgardener. Smiling Would you be able to post closeup pictures of the actual 'babies' so we can see what they look like?
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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 9:36 AM CST
Frenchy21 said:Welcome @Blackthumbgardener. Smiling Would you be able to post closeup pictures of the actual 'babies' so we can see what they look like?

Absolutely thank you !

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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 9:52 AM CST
Here's another
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Feb 6, 2018 10:14 AM CST
I would not detach these 'babies' yet. I let mine get bigger right on the stem until I do see the root nubs.
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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 10:18 AM CST
Frenchy21 said:I would not detach these 'babies' yet. I let mine get bigger right on the stem until I do see the root nubs.


Thank you I didn't even consider the idea that I was being impatient! I'll let them be until I see some roots.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tomato Heads Hostas
Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums
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Frenchy21
Feb 6, 2018 10:26 AM CST
I'm a very impatient gardener myself. It has taken years of gardening to learn to curb my impatience and sometimes I'm still very tempted to do things 'too soon'. Hilarious! Hilarious!
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sallyg
Feb 6, 2018 6:55 PM CST
Ditto, those are just barely starting, and will grow roots eventually.
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plantmanager
Feb 6, 2018 7:09 PM CST
True, wait quite a while. Those are barely started.
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