'Spider Plant' baby producing its own... baby?

plantomaniac08(8)March 4, 2014

I recently purchased a Chlorophytum comosum 'Green Bonnie' from a local BBS.

I just noticed this morning that one of the "babies" appears to be producing its own baby. How weird is that? It's rather difficult to photograph, but the "baby" that I have my fingers placed behind is the "Momma baby(?)" and you can see the little shoot with attached baby coming from it.

It appears that the rest of the stem that this "Momma baby" was growing on was cut, so I'm wondering if this isn't the baby that was growing on the end of the stem (I've had some 'Spider Plants' before that produce numerous babies up and down one stem).

I'm not sure that makes a difference at all, but perhaps by the stem being cut, it has forced this baby to produce a baby of its own (just a guess).

Planto

This post was edited by plantomaniac08 on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 11:45

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Will07(5)

I've noticed with mine that on some baby off shoots it will produce a long shoot with a baby on the end, then another long shoot with another baby and so on. It has a neat cascading effect. Most of these babies have their own roots and I've thought about separating and planting them on their own but the effect is really cool. On the same plant there's also 2 flower spikes. Maybe this one will turn into a flower spike?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 6:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantomaniac08(8)

Will07,
That's interesting that you've seen the same thing on your 'Spider Plant.' I've had a few before but never seen this happen. It sure is interesting! We shall see if the baby's baby makes another baby or a flower spike.

Planto

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 6:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fiddle Leaf Ficus brown edges, lighter color veins
I have the Fiddle Leaf Ficus for 2 years now. It was...
vlauz7b
Is my pothos dying?
I bought a beautiful verigated pothos a few weeks ago...
Avantika
I believe this is a corn plant... it's blooming and very frangrant!
I recently acquired this house plant from someone that...
kinziestarr
March Flowers
I feel guilty posting this as teen usually does but...
MrBlubs
Peperomia "Rosso"
I bought this plant recently....does anyone else have...
RioSeven
Sponsored Products
Sage Countertop Greenhouse
$44.99 | Dot & Bo
Spiral Shaped Topiary Boxwood Plant
Overstock.com
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor ALMA Rugs Beige 6 ft. 6 in. x Your Choice Length
$16.10 | Home Depot
Jaipur Rugs Blue BL05 Area Rug - Navajo Red - RRC001133-0007
$91.00 | Hayneedle
Solar Sun Garden Stake
$18.99 | zulily
Fern in Square Basket Christmas Decor
$149.00 | FRONTGATE
Pure Essence Design Charcoal Rectangular: 9 Ft. x 12 Ft. Rug
Bellacor
Mixed Media Stool
| Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™