well that was fast!!

KatherynIridaceaeJuly 11, 2013

I took two small cuttings off of a mature spider plant and tucked them in the soil around a large peace lily that has plenty of space between it and the edge of the pot... two days after I planted them i gave one a very gentle tug and to my surprise it was well and securely rooted!! nothing I have ever planted has rooted that quickly. I wonder if I have to worry about it taking over the pot.

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So far they are cohabitating nicely.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:24PM
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They've doubled in size in two weeks. I don't know if I am happy or concerned.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:25PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Now THAT's a good-size pot for huge spider plant roots. I think you'll be happy with that, and that the plants will be happy as well. I've paired spider plant with many companions and the only problem is that the spider plant roots are so big. Starting with babies like that, it will take a quite a while for the roots to get huge and fill the pot. I love having short plants as a lower layer if a lot of soil is visible like that. The more companions, the fewer pots.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:39PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

I agree. Be warned, I have had spider plants choke its companions before

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:12PM
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I intend to remove them when they get to a certain size. I have a pot with some annuals in it, when they shuffle off the spider babies will have their own home, and the peace lily will get a new companion.
I was thinking creeping jenny. It's annual in my zone, might make it inside over the winter but i like the idea of it dying off and being replaced with whatever strikes my fancy. That's the only pot I have that's big enough to play with like that, so I can justify the expense and energy.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:35PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That all sounds like tons of fun- good luck!!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:40PM
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