In addition to sending out baby spider plants for propogation, do the rhizomes also grow into plants or not. I always repot my houseplants in the spring and there were quite a few of them on the spider's roots. I never thought about it before.
Well, I took one of them and put it in vermiculite and I will know shortly if it is going to take off.If anyone wants a rhizome or two, 20-25 fell off of the plant when I repotted it, and I will gladly send them out. They are plain, not verigated.
I think we will be trading some AV leaves eventually, if I keep you straight. LOL Would love to have a spider start or two in there also, if you don't mind.
P.S. I have heard they root well in water with a bit of hormone mixed in (or in willow tea also). They will root in dirt or virmiculite, but it will take longer than in a clear glass and water. :)
I don't know about the rhizomes, but my plantlets rooted in plain water within a week (temps in 50's F at night, 70's F day). Then I put them in potting mix and they really took off with the root production. I don't know if you'd get the same results just putting them in the potting mix - I've always started them in plain water first.
i too have done plantlets in water, but never tried the rhizomes. This is an odd plant. It is fairly large and quite a few years old but it never produces plantlets. everytime I transplant it though, I find all these rhizomes. I put one in a mix of potting soil and vermiculite. See what happens
Egads! I accidentally set one of these down in a pot in the garden 5 years ago... and remembered it 3 years ago. Since then they are everywhere and impossible to control/ kill. Every part of the plant seems to root, whether you want it to or not.
For curiousity, BotanyBob, does it stay variegated or turn to green? One even overwintered a few years here in an Irish flowerbed by accident and survived, but it wouldn't have survived the winter just going.