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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    April 1, 2024
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    Since you watered it all winter and nothing regrew, I suggest starting with a new plant. The fleshy tubers could just be storage organs. Here is more:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spider-plant/spider-plant-swollen-roots.htm

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    GKH_Susan on
    April 30, 2024
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    You can do some root pruning to keep the plant longer in the same pot.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm

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    BushDoctor on
    June 20, 2024
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    Unfortunately your photo didn't come through. I am unable to see the issue at hand. It sounds like you are seeing the small feeder roots that will do the actual feeding, though. The root nodules are for nutrient storage. If the soil is overly fertile, or even under fertile, it will not produce these very often, if at all. A little too much water can prevent the formation, too. In fact, this is likely.

    Being an invasive species very acclimated to neglect and drought means that it can't handle wet conditions. It would rather dry out for weeks at a time then have a little overwatering. The self watering pot might have the opposite effect than you want. Letting the soil dry out almost completely to the bottom will be what keeps the roots healthy.

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