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So, I will admit that I am a bit of a sloppy gardener at times and my experiences have taught me a lot over the years but this was a shocker. Late this summer, a critter of some sort ransacked a bunch of fall bulbs and Gladiolus corms that I was going to attempt to plant in my garden. I had a clearance, half dead spider plant that I purchased from a local big box store and was attempting to nurse back to life (can't pass up a .99 plant!). I had the spider plant tucked under my porch for most of the summer. When I found the corms, I vaguely remember tossing a few into the spider plant pot so that I could clean up the porch. I must have forgotten about them. These corms were much smaller than the rest too, I wonder if they came from another person's garden, lol, and the squirrels were trying to hide them.
I have some houseplants that aren't displayed- just sitting under an overhead flourescent light in my basement storage- sort of an experiment. This morning I noticed something out of place as I went to water- gladiolus sprouting on top of the soil of the spider plant! The plant is in a 10in pot and the spikes are thin, but are 20" high already.
I would love to try them indoors, does anyone have experience growing them as an indoor flower? I was going to remove the two small corms and place them in their own10in pot in full, South/SW sun. Any ideas? Could this be successful? Due to the rapid growth, lack of sufficient light and thin leaves, they're probably nutrient starved. I then wonder how to treat them- I expect that they'll need a dormancy period, but since it's a bit backward for our area, they'd need a break about the time that the rest of the summer bloomers are getting ready for the show. Hmmm...Oh, and have a good laugh at my pics please!