Spider plant question

chemboy92September 30, 2013

So I had a spider plantlet that I planted into a plastic soda bottle. the bottle is half filled with soil. some wood chips, dirt and some potting soil. I watered it so that the soil is moist, sealed the bottle with the cap and placed it on my window sill. Just wondering if my spider plant will survive and what i can do to improve.

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Take the cap back off periodically(or altogether)to let it breathe. ...Just as an insurance against rot.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 12:33AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Before too long, a bigger pot will probably be needed, but this sounds like fun for now. To get the plant out later, you can just cut the bottle. I would leave the cap off too, spider plants rot easily if too wet. You could go ahead and cut the top off soon, and put a few holes in the bottom, call it a pot. I wouldn't think there would be enough room in the bottle for the leaves, assuming your plant will be much bigger soon, like one would expect from a spider plant.

There is a terrarium forum, if that's the interest that prompted this experiment.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 2:35PM
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My spider plant looks quite brown at the tips. Last night I touched one of the babies and a leaf fell off could this be a sign that the babies aren't doing very well and weak. I always water it from the bottom and it always leaves it a the bottom but tomorrow it will always be gone it has took it 3days to drink it and I have just least it should I empty the water? I do fertilize it regular basis am I doing some thing Wrong does it need more light ???

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 2:35PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hi Joe, welcome to Gardenweb!

If you will let the soil dry well, water from the top, then dry again, it should improve. Sitting in water, and/or being in constantly soggy soil, will rot the roots.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 2:45PM
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Here is one of my leafs what looks dead

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 11:33AM
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