Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#359824 Aug 29th, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Hey all, I'm new to houseplants. I have 2 different species of spider plant, one is vittatum (white down middle of leaf)the other is veriegatum *(stripe on borders). well, the latter is growing fine but the vittatum is not doing so good. i got them at the same time and care for them the same way. I don't get it. the veriegatum is growing like crazy, 10-12" leaves, even starting to flower but the other still only has 5-6 leaves about 4" long. any suggestions. I've tried different plant foods, repotting, nothing happens. THe leaves appear healthy, they just aren't growing like the other one. someone told me I should not keep the pots next to one another so I moved one about 5 feet away. still no results!!

schugeorge #359827 Aug 29th, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 37,027
Likes: 9
California Queen
30k Posts
Offline
California Queen
30k Posts
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 37,027
Likes: 9
Welcome, schugeorge. I do not know what the differences are in growth with spider plants. I grow them outdoors here year long. Some in pots, some in the ground as ground cover. I have noticed that my green ones are more vigorous than the variegated. But eventually the v ones make strides. By the time they catch up in size to the green it is time to re-pot the green. I just do not know why.
I hope your plant does well.


~Tina
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Drama Free Zone.
What every gardener loves the most, Begins and ends in rich compost. (Tina)
schugeorge #359870 Aug 30th, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Member
OP Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks for the reply, I guess as long as it looks healthy I'm satisfied. It looks funny though because the other is so much bigger, like the runt and big brother...;)


Link Copied to Clipboard
Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in July
Gardening in August
Gardening in September


Shop at Amazon and Support AGF
Are you shopping online? Click this link first and A Gardeners Forum will receive a commission for your referral at Amazon.com (shopping through this link to Amazon will not have any impact on your prices at Amazon).
Like Us on Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics14,280
Posts238,989
Average Daily Posts4
Members15,990
Most Online10,356
Nov 2nd, 2019
Top Posters(30 Days)
chazbo 2
Random Gallery Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5