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Dorset, England
Camilla1991
Apr 20, 2018 6:41 AM CST
It's a little wobbly but I guess it will become more stable when it grows some roots :)
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Apr 20, 2018 6:48 AM CST
Yep. The wobbliness may even encourage it to go faster. Plants don't "think" the way animals do (that we know of, at least) but evolutionarily it would make sense for it to feel this added pressure of being alone and increase root production. It would be hard to measure objectively, though.
Keep going!
Dorset, England
Camilla1991
Apr 20, 2018 7:06 AM CST
I went ahead and just cut the other large one off, now I have two Hurray!
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Dorset, England
Camilla1991
Apr 20, 2018 8:57 AM CST
Is it normal for them to droop a little after being cut off?
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Apr 20, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Yep. They will recover within a 2-3 days. The leaves droop because all the energy suddenly goes into producing more roots as quickly as possible.
Keep going!
Dorset, England
Camilla1991
Apr 20, 2018 9:08 AM CST
Okay, that's a relief. Thank you for all your advice. It's very helpful Smiling
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Apr 20, 2018 9:09 AM CST
You're welcome. I have a spider plant that looks similar to yours, though I don't care for it as well as you do.

I have always wanted to find a solid green one but for whatever reason I haven't been able to.
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Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
Apr 20, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Too bad you didn't live closer to me in Ca.. The last plant give take event I went to, few people wanted the solid green spiders. At clean-up there was a medium
sized box full that either got thrown into a compost heap or hopefully saved for an upcoming give take on the 28th.

I'd be happy to send you some plants from the give take on the 28th. for the cost of shipping. Someone, almost always, brings some to the event. Since I sit at the back table dividing plants for distribution, I could grab a bunch or 2 or 3....

Let me know if you are interested.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Apr 20, 2018 11:51 AM CST
I definitely am!

I've only ever seen them in pictures but I prefer solid green plants almost all the time. I also keep solid green, non-variegated, Portulacaria and solid green Sansevieria.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Apr 20, 2018 9:55 PM CST
WillC said:The raised humidity lasts as long as the water droplets remain on the leaves, about 10 minutes in most environments. Ten minutes out of a 24 hour day is not a way to increase humidity SIGNIFICANTLY.


I'm agreeing with you about the lasting effects of misting. When I wash dishes they are wet at first but dry in about 15 minutes. Surface misting does NOT last.

It MIGHT soak into the leaves, but basic soil watering works better.

I WILL grant that an occasional houseplant leaf spray outside can clean off dust.

Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Apr 20, 2018 10:00 PM CST
But as far as growing is concerned, I have a spider plant that gets only morning east light, and it went from one baby I replanted to to THIS in one year.
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And I should add that I water my plants with fish aquarium water. That does two good things. The aquarium water seems to be good for plants, and replacing old aquarium water with new is good for the fish.

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