Uh oh! more spider plants!

pumpkineater2July 10, 2013

I don't know why I planted more spider plant seeds. I really do not have room for when these get big. I guess I just love them too much!

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Thats great, hopefully you will find some room

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 2:57PM
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birdsnblooms

Pumpkin, Congrats on new Spider sprouts.

Do you have other plants?

If not, allow room for other types.
I see you've recently regestered here on GW. Welcome.

Warning. Browsing plants on GW is addicting. Believe me, I know! :)

Before you know it, you'll have 500 rarities and 50 Spiders. lol.

Congrats, Toni

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 3:00PM
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pumpkineater2

Oh yes I've got other plants! About 45 houseplants in total. 22 different containers of various size to accomodate all those plants. I have: as of now,11 spider plants, 13 (small) areca palms(9 are sharing one pot), about 9 or 10 syngoniums, 2 dwarf scheffleras(In one pot), 2 chinese evergreens(In one pot), 2 pothos, one aloe vera, one dracaena, one phalaenopsis orchid One ivy And one kalanchoe. There's only 2 windows in the entire house that I can use so things are very crowded

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 6:34PM
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a1pha_fema1e(4)

Yay! My seed pods are forming and ripening now, can't wait to plant them! What exactly did you use/do?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:31PM
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pumpkineater2

I didn't do anything special really. I think the soil is some kind of peat, but I'm not sure. I buried the seeds about 1/4 inch deep then filled a small bowl with water and let it soak up. I made sure that the soil stayed very wet but not soggy.
I planted them on June 18th and the first sprout wasn't until July 6th.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:47PM
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a1pha_fema1e(4)

Thanks! Some more specific questions: How long did you let the pods dry before planting? Did you let them dry on or off the mama? Or did you keep the pods on the mama and collect the seeds as they dropped on their own? Did you take the seeds out of the pod or did you plant the whole pod? Thanks!!
Sarah

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:03PM
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pumpkineater2

I let the pods dry completely on the plant before I removed them but the seeds that I used here sat around for several months anyway before I decided to plant them. I took the seeds out of the pods and they were planted individually. It's probably best to let the seeds sit out for about a week after they've been taken out of the already dried pod. The pods grow to full size within a few days but after that they take about a month or so to just sit there and mature. In case you're wondering how to pollinate the flowers, I do it with a small paintbrush. I twist the bristles around on the little pollen stalks and make sure to get pollen on the little white receptor in the middle of the flower. The receptor looks like a pollen stalk but a little longer and without a clump of pollen on the tip. And of course be sure to cross pollinate with other flowers:)

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:37PM
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fin2ya(4)

You said: I really do not have room for when these get big. Is this a good size spider plant?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:32AM
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pumpkineater2

Wouldn't it be cool if there actually were certain spiders that would stay that size.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 6:55PM
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a1pha_fema1e(4)

OMG is that plant real? I want one!

Thanks for the info! I just use my finger to pollinate. My son (15) likes to say I'm forcing the plants to have sex. Teenagers I tell ya!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 9:40PM
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pumpkineater2

lol I Never thought of it that way before.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:23AM
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