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Spider Plant Reproduction

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Spider plants have dark green or variegated leaves that are long and come to a point. After the spider plant becomes root bound in the pot, reproduction starts and the spider plant has babies.


Spider plants produce long runners that sprout off of the mother plant. The runners have tiny white flowers on the end, which last for about two to three weeks.


As the flowers die, tiny green leaves start to appear. Usually the baby will have three to four leaves. As the leaves start growing longer, the baby is ready to be planted or the baby can be left to grow attached to the mother plant by way of the runner.


A pot of dirt can be set under or next to the mother plant. Babies can be placed on top of the dirt where they will root into the dirt with proper watering. The runner can be kept intact or cut after the baby roots.

Ivy Spider Plant

Spider plants comprise a clump of long, drooping leaves that range from eight to 16 inches and often feature yellow or white stripes. The plant is named named for the small white flowers growing on its long stalks, resembling green spiders and eventually turning into baby spider plants. Spider ivy plants are tough and able to withstand a variety of growing conditions. Though they fare best in sunny places, spider plants also tolerate shade. Inspect spider ivies regularly for brown leaf tips, which indicate dehydration or an abundance of salt, usually caused by giving them hard water. During the summer, the plant's soil requires more moisture and more frequent watering. Although spider plants are pleasing to the eye and easy to grow and care for, they are also beneficial to air quality and human health.

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