Houseplants forum: Spider plant babies have no root nubbies

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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 9:17 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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Christine
Feb 6, 2018 9:39 AM CST
Your not doing anything wrong, plants rest in the winter months, so all growing slows down. Other members will add to this Smiling

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Blackthumbgardener
Feb 6, 2018 9:46 AM CST
Christine said:Your not doing anything wrong, plants rest in the winter months, so all growing slows down. Other members will add to this Smiling

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Thanks so much 😊
At the risk of sounding stupid, it's not that babies aren't growing, they grow beautifully and actually 2 new runners popped up the last month or so, but when I try to root them nothing happens, and the babies end up dying 😭 but should I be waiting until spring to even TRY to plant the babies?
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gasrocks
Feb 6, 2018 9:54 AM CST
I'd not separate babies from mom until they did have their own roots. Gene
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WillC
Feb 6, 2018 1:19 PM CST
Two weeks is not very long for roots to develop. If the baby plants are dying, perhaps it is because they are under water. It is the bottom ends of the baby plants that need to be in contact with water, but not the leaves. Be patient.
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