Spider Plant Invasion

Hi all, 

I wonder if anyone could help me?
About 6 months ago I put my Mum’s Spider Plant outside into a courtyard, but thought I’d better move it inside to avoid the winter’s frost.

I’ve discovered a few 3-5 foot stems coming from the centre of the spider plants. It is thicker than any other stems and looks quite alien. 

Picture attached. Is my spider plant being taken over? (I’m watching The War of The Worlds, I think that may have rubbed off on my panic). 

Any help would be appreciated. Brad 

I’ve cut on of the stems off. Shown in the picture below.


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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,933
    It’s what they do, I love them. Very popular in the 60/70’s. It needs to be put up somewhere high so they can dangle. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,573
    edited November 2019
    howeeb said:


    I’ve discovered a few 3-5 foot stems coming from the centre of the spider plants. It is thicker than any other stems and looks quite alien. 




    Those alien long stems are the way spider plants grow baby plants.
    Lyn could plant each baby and have a new plant ..dozens of them.
    Free!

    Plant is called Chlorophytum comosum...common name spider plant.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Chlorophytum+comosum&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwik09eUltHlAhWkoFwKHSHeBOwQ_AUIEigC

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorophytum_comosum
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,193
    ... and you can pot up some of the babies and make new spider plants 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,933
    New plants go down well at summer fetes and plant fairs.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks for feedbacks all 🤗. I’m a newbie.
    Though the new stems don’t hang like the other stems do. They are 3 times as thick and get in the way.

    Can I just cut them back. Thanks again 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,193
    edited November 2019
    That’s cos the plant is happy and healthy and us going to produce lots of babies and be amazing ... they will bend down when weighed down with babies  ... it’s your plant ... you can cut them off if you want to 😊 ... it won’t kill the plant ... but to my mind it’d be a shame ... like wiping the smile off the Mona Lisa 😔 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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