Hello Everybody! Nice to meet you. I am mainly into growing various spider plants. I would like to know if anybody has info on hybridizing them. I also grow boston ferns and want to start propagating the "NERD" plant (Brazillian Plume) . I'm Suzy's neighbor and she introduced me to this site. Really nice. Thanks. Ella
New kid on the site!
Ella, we're very glad to have you here! Now by spider plant, do you mean Spiderwort/Tradescantia, or Spider Plant/Cleome hasselerana? Or something else entirely? You've got me curious now......
I was referring to Chlorophytum comosum, but some people call them airplane plants. Til I came to the south I had never heard them called that before. I have three varieties now. I saw a different leaf the other day and hope to get it soon. I want to take the narrow solid green leaf variety and propagate it somehow with the broad white on green variety but I don't know where to even try to begin. Can you help me please?
Oh yeah! Airplane plants, houseplants that send out the little "babies" that hang off the mother plant? Guess I never thought about their common name being unique to the South, but maybe it is.
Sorry, I can't help you - I am the KISS OF DEATH to houseplants. Can grow lots of things outdoors, but indoors, the only thing I managed to keep alive for more than five minutes was mother-in-law's tongue (what a terrible name) and pothos - can you kill a pothos even if you try?
At any rate, you might post a question on the houseplants forum and/or the propagation forum, and I bet you'll get someone to answer your questions!
Hi Ella, I can't help with the spider plants, but I just wanted to welcome you to DG!
A big welcome to Dave's Garden! I love spider plants as well, although I have no idea how to hybridize them....I get enjoyment out of just rooting all of the babies :)
There are wonderful and helpful people on the "houseplants" forum- check it out!!
Welcome to the Garden!!
Welcome Ella from a Michigan Master Gardener
Welcome Ella - spider plants are cool and one of the few things I was successful at growing in my brown thumb past. But that's all behind me now that I know about Dave's Garden :) Welcome, I know you'll love it here. I've only seen two varieties before - could you post a picture of yours sometime?
Welcome from west KY!
I'm an outside grower too,but we're glad you're here!
welcome from a fellow spider plant grower here in the uk, id never heard of them called airplane plants before, but i think theyre really pretty and would like to know how you get on with hibridising them, ive no clue how to do it, mind, but i'm sure someone out there will know, theyre a very helpful lot!
Hi Ella and welcome to DG' One of my favorite and easiest to grow,spiders' Have mine outside for summer,then back in for winter,can't kill'm,LOL'' Lookin' forward to your posts'Sis''