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Scituate, MA

December 17, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9360810

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)

December 17, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9360821

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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United Kingdom

December 17, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9360827

Looks like your Spider plant is flowering.


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9361024

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)

December 18, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9361687

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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