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Seale, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2001
10:32 PM

Post #6821

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


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2001
11:02 PM

Post #84868

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...
Seale, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 19, 2001
11:37 PM

Post #84891

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?


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2001
1:31 AM

Post #84919

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!

June 20, 2001
1:41 AM

Post #84925

Hi Ella, I can't help with the spider plants, but I just wanted to welcome you to DG!

Jacksonville, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 20, 2001
1:59 AM

Post #84937


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!!

(Dave's wife)
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2001
2:30 AM

Post #84958

hey ella,
welcome to davesgarden-have fun-we do!!! =]


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2001
8:12 AM

Post #85020

Welcome Ella from a Michigan Master Gardener

Enjoy DG's

Austin, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2001
10:00 PM

Post #87343

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?


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 26, 2001
11:58 PM

Post #87384

Welcome from west KY!
I'm an outside grower too,but we're glad you're here!
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2001
7:58 AM

Post #87501

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!

Circleville, OH
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2001
1:04 PM

Post #89323

Welcome to DG,new here myself.

July 6, 2001
12:08 AM

Post #90858

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''

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