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Anyone else LOVE spider plants?

Posted by wandering_willow 6-7 (My Page) on
Wed, May 19, 10 at 19:50

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So I was just looking at my spider plant, who I affectionately call Charlotte (from a favorite childhood book, Charlotte's Web, lol) and felt like doing a little tribute
to these wonderful plants! Anyone else here love them? It's nice that they thrive off benign neglect, and seem to be the perfect apartment plant, and I just love how
they produce all those babies and cute little white flowers! Does anyone know of any other plants that produce plantlets on
runners like spider plants? I think its adorable! Anyway, I'd love to see pictures of other people's spiders! Best,


Here is a bad picture of my big momma - Charlotte :) I'm sorry the picture is so big, I don't know how to shrink it!

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RE: Anyone else LOVE spider plants?

I know that Saxifraga sarmentosa (Strawberry Begonia - it's not a Begonia despite the common name) grows plantlets on runners. It also (as far as I've noticed) does well on benign neglect however to a very slightly lesser degree.

This is my Spider Plant. It's in a 10in plastic pot with like, a million babies. I grew it from just a little tiny plantlet started 3 years ago off of my mother's plant, which she's since killed. Yours looks so happy!
It looks a little deflated in this pic 'cause it was thirsty when it was taken. It puffs up substantially when not thirsty.
Spider plant

RE: Anyone else LOVE spider plants?

Yours looks adorable! and very happy too! Those Strawberry "Begonias" are very cute too! might havta add it to my list haha. Thanks for sharing the pic!!

RE: Anyone else LOVE spider plants?

Strawberry Begonias are cute. They're very tolerant and if you're lucky they'll send up a flower stalk in the middle of the plant. I, however, have never had mine flower for I dunno what it takes.

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