How do you propagate a spider plant?
Then, should I cut the babies off my spider plant?
Always use sharp pruners or scissors when pruning spider plants. Remove all discolored, diseased, or dead foliage as needed. To remove the spiderettes, cut the long stems back to the base from both the mother plant and the baby. Generally, it's a good idea to include root pruning at least once every year or two.
Similarly, how do you propagate plants? Select a healthy, full grown leaf from a vigorously growing plant and remove it along with about 1-1/2 inches of its stem. Dip the cut portion in rooting hormone and plant the entire stem (up to the bottom of the leaf) at an angle in a moist soilless rooting medium.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you root a spider plant in water?
Use demineralized water or let your tap water sit for a day before placing the plantlet in the liquid. Fill a jar or glass with this non-chlorinated water and set the cutting into the container with the bulk of its leaves outside the liquid. Place the cutting in indirect light until it has developed roots.
How do spider plants reproduce?
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) can be propagated asexually. This is called vegetative reproduction. Another method is by separating plantlets which grow from its branches, and planting them on their own. These plantlets will grow roots, so it's not difficult to propagate them.