Spider Plants
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Whats growing from y spider plant?

Zone York, UK | chloeh16 added on October 4, 2018 | Answered

So I've had (what I think is) a spider plant for a while, and then the other day I noticed it has started growing this shoot thing? Its growing straight up from the centre of the plant as you can see in the pictures. I just wondered if someone could tell me what it is/whats happening to my plant? Thanks for the help! Chloe

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 6, 2018

This will be how this plant propagates. Instead of sending out seeds, which it will do on the rare occasion, it will send out runners. These will root, and become its very own plant.

In many cases, and depending on where the runner originates from, it will lose the variegated outer edge, and the whole new plantlet might be entirely green in color. In some cases, it will retain variegation and keep the light colored edge.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spider-plant/propagating-spiderettes.htm

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