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Spider plant question

Posted by chemboy92 none (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 19:36

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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RE: Spider plant question

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

RE: Spider plant question

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.

RE: Spider plant question

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 ???

RE: Spider plant question

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.

RE: Spider plant question

Here is one of my leafs what looks dead

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