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Spikey/Prickley Spider Plant?

comments (1) March 22nd, 2013 in gallery
MissingMissMia MissingMissMia, member
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These are 8 cuttings I took from the original plant.
This is a close up of one of the baby plants. You can kind of see the spikes along the edge of the leaf.
This picture gives a better view of how this plant actually grows. Its been sitting in water for over a week, to make it grow its little roots. You can see the little white roots poking out.
These are 8 cuttings I took from the original plant. Click the image to enlarge.

These are 8 cuttings I took from the original plant.


The Library that I work in has this huge, unwieldy plant sitting on top of a magazine display rack. While doing renovations, we moved the rack and plant, which had I guess drooped over the edge of its pot and was using the shelf to support itself, we tried to move it. Anyway, to make a long story short, it snapped, and I noticed that it had little babies. So I salvaged about 14 of them, and I've been growing them in dixie cups.

 

The point is, we don't know what kind of plant this is. It has little pokey spikes along each leaf, and it grows kind of like a palm? But it doesn't stand upright, henc ethe dropping ove rthe edge of its container. The person who originally planted it, set up a kind of old potato sack under the earth in the pot, to give it something to anchor to. Any insight is appreciated! I'm going to give them out to friends/enemies as gifts, and I'd like to know what I'm giving!



posted in: The Gallery, , mystery plant, palm, pokey, spikey

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tntreeman writes: http://www.houseplantguru.blogspot.com that girl i feel sure could identify this for you Posted: 5:15 pm on March 22nd
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