Someone here posted a question about Spider Plants. (I don't have that
person's name/address, and I apologize)
However, they said that only 6 months ago, their spider plant was a baby
and now it has like 20 leaves or something!!! Amazing!
I got my baby spider plant (I have 2, one varigated, one not) from a co-
worker. The non-varigated one has hardly grown at all ... only sprouting
one leaf since I got it. The varigated one's leaves have grown in length
quite a bit, but it only has 7 leaves! It used to have more, but so far
2 leaves have gone bad and I had to pull them off.
They got sort of brownish ... but they weren't hard (crispy) like I had
fertilized too much. They just got very limp. This started at the tip
of the leaf and moved inward.
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I don't fertilize (partly because
I don't know which fertilizer to use), but I do use those little plant
spike things by Jobe (or whatever the name of that company is). Am I
watering too much? It is very dry here in Alaska (we have to oil our oak
furniture so it doesn't split about once a month), and so I probably
water more than people do in a place where it is more humid.
I would really like to see my spider plants grow more leaves and get
fuller! Any help would be appreciated! If you want to e-mail, please
don't reply to this post or I won't be able to read it (stupid Univeristy
computer system) ... please reply to askjd at orion.alaska.edu Thanks!
askjd at orion.alaska.edu