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St. Petersburg, Florida
tammyszczygi
Apr 14, 2018 1:40 PM CST
I clipped a bunch of babies and put them in water for the roots to grow. So far, I've done pretty well with this, so I know I'm doing the right thing. I would however, like to know if I can leave the babies in the water, or must they eventually go into soil? I like to use different things for "potting", my newest unique piece is a discarded drum. I am letting my babies grow their roots in their, (yes they are out in the sun).

I have an over sized brandy glass and over sized wine glass that I think would be interesting center pieces for my plants. Thank you in advance for any and all advice!

Respectfully,

Tammy
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porkpal
Apr 14, 2018 4:10 PM CST
The only reservation I would have with your unique plant containers is that they do not have drainage holes which makes moisture regulation very difficult.
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quercusnut
Apr 14, 2018 4:15 PM CST
I would have skipped the water and put them directly into pots.
Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Apr 15, 2018 3:12 AM CST
tammyszczygi said:I clipped a bunch of babies and put them in water for the roots to grow. So far, I've done pretty well with this, so I know I'm doing the right thing. I would however, like to know if I can leave the babies in the water, or must they eventually go into soil? I like to use different things for "potting", my newest unique piece is a discarded drum. I am letting my babies grow their roots in their, (yes they are out in the sun).

I have an over sized brandy glass and over sized wine glass that I think would be interesting center pieces for my plants. Thank you in advance for any and all advice!

Respectfully,

Tammy
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Ive tried spider plant cuttings in plain and fertilized water and eventually they have to go into soil. They can survive in a pretty small pot.

But I stuck 1 cut baby into a pot of fresh potting soil last year, and look at what it has done!




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St. Petersburg, Florida
tammyszczygi
Apr 15, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Thank you for the responses, it helps tremendously! The pots or pieces that are not normally planters, I put holes in the bottom for irrigation.

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