Spider plants from seed

a1pha_fema1e(4)June 22, 2013

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!

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

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)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 8:16AM
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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!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 10:09AM
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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.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 4:03PM
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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!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 12:06AM
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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)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 2:14PM
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