Hi. I am also new to this site. I would love to have plants fill my house, but I have a cat who seems to think it's his duty to eat them all, doesn't matter what they are, they taste good to him. Before he came to live with us, I had a real green thumb, now unfortunately, I have to fight him off of everything and my green thumb seems to have disappeared.
I do have a question about a spider plant I got in the early spring
. I work from home and wanted something green in my office, so got the Spider Plant to hang from the ceiling where the cat couldn't get to it. It was near a window - north facing and after a couple weeks Mitsy (my plant) started looking sad. Since I'm in Arizona and we have very mild springs, I hung her out on the patio, thinking maybe she needed more light. Since then she's grown huge, has babies growing
off of her like crazy. Now I'm reading that they don't like direct sunlight or heat, which we have a lot of here in AZ. But Mitsy seems to be thriving on it. So until I see some sign that Mitsy doesn't like the sun any longer, I'll leave her out there, but my concern is all the spiderlets, is it bad to leave them on, or should I be snipping them off and replanting?
I'm so happy to have found this site, maybe someone can help me earn back my green thumb and ward off the cat.