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The Spider Plant Is Blooming.

14 Jul 2012
Rainy 22°C / 72°F

I really love it when the tiny white flowers start appearing down the length of the cascading stems of this cultivar of Spider Plant. The flowers of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ appear in clusters along the stems or scapes. These little flowers have six tepals and stamens with quite a long anther. They really are such sweet blooms.


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I really like spider plants and how wonderful to see one blooming in a garden!

Posted on 15 Jul 12 (almost 7 years ago)

Thanks Louise. There are quite a few buds on the stems so it will look fabulous in a week or two. I’ve planted a few of its babies around spots in the garden too. I can’t wait for them to take off.

Posted on 15 Jul 12 (almost 7 years ago)

I grow ‘spiders’ indoors. How refreshing to read about them growing outdoors!

Posted on 15 Jul 12 (almost 7 years ago)

Yes Rosemarie I’m lucky to be living in a spot where what you would call ‘indoor plants’, actually grow outdoors. I, in fact don’t grow anything indoors at all. The Spider Plant loves living out in the shadehouse with just a bit of protection offered by shadecloth roofing that blocks out 75% of the UV rays here.

Posted on 16 Jul 12 (almost 7 years ago)
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

That’s a lovely looking plant! I haven’t seen one with just a white stripe on the edges of the leaves.

I have two big plants at home with the cream stripe down the middle of the leaves, one, the original, since at least autumn 2007, has lived in our kitchen since I dug it up from a council garden just the day before all the rest were dug up, with the rest of the summer planting, to be made into compost! (This is the only time I ever dug up a plant but I knew in a day or two they would all be composted as they made way for the winter planting). The other one has sat on our living room table for at least 2 years. I have a third, a baby, growing in our bedroom window!

Like you I love their dainty white flowers! They really are a joy to see!

Posted on 21 Oct 12 (over 6 years ago)

Amarylis, I remember seeing photos of your original Spider Plant. I remember it as an enormous plant. Mine is still only quite young yet, but I’ve already planted three of its babies out under the pergola in the courtyard. They’ve settled in beautifully and have really taken off.

Posted on 21 Oct 12 (over 6 years ago)
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

I glad for you, Bernie, that they are doing so well!

I’ve still got that plant & it’s still in the same place & growing just fine! Even though I like seeing all the little plantlets hanging down they do become a bit of a nuisance where the plant is so every year I have to cut them all right back down as far as I can. That plant has several branches with the tiny white buds on at present.

The one on the living room table has grown enormously. I was looking at the folder of Spider plants on my computer yesterday & I hadn’t realised, till I saw a photo of it a year ago, just how much it had grown! It also has one new branch but there are no buds on it at present. It also has a couple of long branches with lots of little plantlets on it.

They are often grown here in gardens & the local council plants them as edgings to some of the flower beds. (That’s how I got mine originally!) I have a vague memory of planting them in one of my gardens many, many years ago. They have to be protected from frosts of course but between mid May & mid October they can grow outside without any problems.

Posted on 22 Oct 12 (over 6 years ago)

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