Let me preface this by saying I know spider plants are usually propagated from the babies :) But my spider had some seed pods and I'm curious if anyone has grown spiders from seeds? And if so how? Thanks!
I have. It takes patience. Wait until the pod dries out and sow in sterile seed starting mix water and seal in plastic wrap. The seeds will sprout within 2 weeks to a month. When this happens remove the package and make shure it does not dry out. Whithin a year it will obtain some size. Just to add all seeds are either all green or all white(the white die due to no chloroplast)
Thanks! Can I take the pod out before it is completely dry? Some opened before the pod was dried completely and the seeds fell out and I lost them. Sterile seed starting soil with water? Or is there some other sterile seed starting product? How do I sterilize the soil? The soil I have does not say it is sterile... Thanks!!
You can sterilize soil in the stove, bake it for a while on fairly hight temperature - others may know how long and how hot, but half an hour may do, I guess. You may also use perlite or vermiculite, no need to sterilize those.
I grew some from seed. The seedpods took forever to mature. I put them in a jiffy greenhouse seed starter. At first I didnt know that it would take a week or two for them to grow and I was about to throw them away when I saw little green spikes coming out of the soil. They got huge really fast! The green ones grow way faster than the varigated ones. I know this because I have a varigated plantlet that I rooted from the same plant that the seeds came from and it is several months older than the seedlings I grew but the plants from the seeds are now waaaaay bigger than the cutting. Good luck to you with your seeds!
There are two YouTube videos about growing Spider Plants from seed, that someone might be interested in seeing:
Spider plant seeds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-1FY0LE04M (i.e. getting them)
Growing Spider Plants from Seeds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb-MK8-1V44 (what to do with them)