hybrid plant

Scituate, MA

Weird, unexplained things have always happened to me in my life, but this is just a mystery almost a miracle I would say! I have a normal spider plant. I have had this spider plant about 10 years. I also believe it is male, because it has never grown babies. I have indoor plants as well as outdoor plants, however, I would not call myself garden guru at all. I realize when plants are placed together, such as in a window, they will start to cling together. I don't know why they do this. However, this spider plant hangs in a window in the kitchen by itself. Recently I bought a fake plant that lights up and has white flowers with orange in the middle similar to a poinsettia. I placed it on the table underneath the spider plant. After about 2 months I noticed another plant growing out of the spider plant. Remarkably, it looks a lot like the fake plant underneath it. This new plant has a strong stock and is growing straight out with little white flowers with orange in the middle. Is it possible that a new plant that is the fake plant could be growing out of my spider plant. Weirder things have happened. I have attached pictures. I would love some feedback. Thank you. Jenny

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Richland, WA(Zone 7b)

IMO, you have a baby spider growing- no mystery there- I don't think there are sex differences in spider plants- I have 2 offspring plants from a neighbors plant that produces dozens of babies- I rooted several from it- my 2 are totally barren, and not even like each other- take a look at the plants on each end- the center is an Aloe Vera- the spider on the left has skinny long leaves- on the right the leaves are quite wide and shorter- I have no explanation for this- I potted them both in the same mix and they get fed the same- I guess they are like children- they are individuals!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Looks like your Spider plant is flowering.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Agreed, the Spider plant has finally decided to bloom. End of story.
But since you were ready to believe your science fiction, maybe you can e-publish a story on it, and sell it to others!

Opp, AL(Zone 8b)

Chlorophytum plants are not dioecious. The stalks may have just flowers, just babies, or flowers and babies on the same stalk. Good looking plant!

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