I’m a total plant person. House plants, flowers, you name it. At one time, we had many house plants in our living room and they thrived so well because of the great Eastern sun light that shined through the window all day long. Our current home doesn’t have such great lighting though, so I’m restricted to growing plants on the wide kitchen window ledge. I’ve found that my Spider Plant has grown the best – they’re so easy to take care of. But did you know that Spider Plants, or Chlorophytum comosum grows babies which you can turn into more plants? Well you can and I’m going to show you how to grow a spider plant!
How to Grow a Spider Plant from the Babies of Your Plant
Starting a new plant from the babies of another is really easy to do. So next time your plants starts sprouting off new growth or someone offers you some of their plant’s “babies”, do it!
Do you see all of those sprouts coming off the plant in the lower corners? Those are all of the plant’s babies. In fact, the plant on the left of the photo is a “baby” off of this plant!
To start your new plant, just very gently pinch off the new plant, right at the end of the plant.
Now you will need water and a clear glass or glass container. I used bottled water since we have well water and I wanted to give the new plant the best possible start.
Fill the glass about 3/4 of the way, and place the new plants in it. Set it directly in a bright window so that it gets ample sun. It will start to grow roots and be ready to plant in just a couple of weeks!
You can do a bunch at once to make larger plants, or separate them when it’s time for planting to make smaller plants.
Once you notice the roots are starting to grow a good base, they’re ready for planting.
Now you’ll need a good quality potting mix and a small pot with drainage. You don’t want to go too big because you want the plant to have a healthy start. My pop was just a bit larger than the glass I used to establish roots.
Fill your pot with dirt, leaving about 2 inches of space between the dirt and the top of the pot.
Now set your plants on the dirt and arrange them to make the plant as full as you want.
Now put some dirt over the top, covering all of the roots well and give it a good watering. Then welcome your new plant into your home by finding a nice sunny spot for it to grow and prosper!
Do you know any other plants that are easy to start of from clippings or “babies”