The root of the problem Project 365(2) Day 111

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    This is a chlorophytum comosum or spider plant to you and me. As you can see it desperately needed re-potting.

    In spite of this tight root ball, the plant is healthy, lives outside and has sent out numerous runners which have rooted in the soil. It even has flowers which indicate it is a mature plant.

    Thanks to my timely intervention, it now lives in a larger pot which I dare say it will outgrow in a year's time.

    GetYourLifeInGear, Susanne Hjertø Wiik, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. comedy_nose 59 months ago | reply

      Blimey - I'm amazed you got that out of the pot at all! Won't the small pot constrain the size of the plant in possibly a good way?

    2. Keith Williamson 59 months ago | reply

      Your are right. Spider plants, like a lot others, are best constrained in small pots to stop them getting too big for their boots!

      Just imagine what size roots the ones in the garden have!

    3. Fleurette Jardin 50 months ago | reply

      I found this photo when looking for pictures of spider plants on Flickr and I just repotted a similiar looking plant.....I really gave it a good chopping off and hope life springs eternally in the new pot and potting soil....I had a quick look at your photos and I love all the flower pics....your macros are amazing...thanks for sharing with us.....

    4. Robert S Eilers 3 months ago | reply

      Thank you for allowing this photo to be used through Creative Commons. I used it for a blog post here:

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