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Beginner Houseplants: My hybrid spider plant

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infogarden
Scituate, MA

February 3, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9407128

My spider plant has been flowering. One of the stocks has gotten very long, Can I cut it to make a new plant? If so, do I need to put it in water to root?

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Hymie56
mapleton
Australia

April 14, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9484121

This is a normal habit of these plants and it is wanting to inhabit other areas so it throws these tentacles off to seek out greener pastures . I notice it's in a wet area so it's looking for water as well. Very nice specimen. http://www.gardenenchantment.com

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 15, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9484677

Wait until the baby plantlets start to grow nubs on the part attached to the stem. Those will be the roots of your new plants. Put them in moist, not wet, potting soil and have fun!
nelsoncastro
Victoria
Australia

April 17, 2013
11:33 PM

Post #9488102

[quote]This is a normal habit of these plants and it is wanting to inhabit other areas so it throws these tentacles off to seek out greener pastures . I notice it's in a wet area so it's looking for water as well.[/quote]

Couldn't agree more.. to do love to inhibit other areas.

purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9488380

After the flowers are finished, baby plants will grow on that stolon. When you can see little aerial root nubs on them, mentioned above, they can be separated from the mama plant. Where the flowers are, seeds may also form. (included image)

The image linked below shows the aerial roots on a baby ready to be separated from the mama. They don't have to be this long, but they should be very distinct before you attempt separation.
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