by johnah on October 29, 2020
Does A Spider Plant Flower: My Spider Plant Is Growing Flowers?
My spider plant is growing flowers. I have been seeing baby spiders since last year. They are tiny, almost invisible and they only live for one day before dying from starvation or getting eaten by other animals. But every once in awhile, there are some that survive for several days before finally succumbing to their fate of death.
I don’t really understand why these little guys keep coming back. Maybe it’s because they’re so cute, or maybe it’s just because they taste delicious! I’ve even seen them eating insects off the ground. If I had to guess, I’d say the reason is probably due to their symbiotic relationship with their mother spider.
The spider plants produce silk which is used by the baby spiders as food. When the baby spiders hatch out, they eat the spider silk until nothing remains. Then they die.
If I were to guess, I think these little guys come back when the mother spider dies and she lays her eggs inside another spider. These new babies then continue to feed off of what was left over from the previous batch of babies that died. So basically, it’s like a cycle…but I’m not sure how it works exactly!
What do you all think?
You can leave your theories in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what you guys think!
The Spider Plant
Does a spider plant flower?
Yes, a spider plant can bloom. It’s rare though, but it can happen. They will only bloom if they are well taken care of and given the right nutrients and lighting. Spider plants often grow babies or “babies” that then bloom into adult plants.
But sometimes, something goes wrong. Just like humans and animals, sometimes plants can have birth defects. If this happens to your spider plant then it will bloom into a monstrous creation with flowers that would put any horror movie to shame. The picture above is of a real life example of such a plant.
I found it on the internet and could not help but repost it here because it scared me so bad!
You don’t want that to happen to your spider plant. If you want to make sure your spider plant won’t bloom, all you have to do is take really good care of it! Give it plenty of sunlight and talk nice to it. Then it should grow into a healthy adult plant…well, as healthy as a spider plant can get anyway.
You may be wondering why we are talking about spider plants here in an article about baby spiders. Well, they are both arachnids and therefore have a lot of things in common. They both have eight legs, both have an exoskeleton, and both produce spider web. So if you ever see a baby spider plant, it shouldn’t be too hard to believe that it’s related to spiders.
As I mentioned before, I have a spider plant and I love it. I have had it for years. I even grew it from a little spider egg! Ever since I adopted it when I was a kid, I always wanted to find out if these spider plants could also grow baby spiders.
I looked it up on the internet and couldn’t find anything, so I decided to make this website to help myself and others find the answer.
I love plants and animals both, but for some reason I have a special affinity towards plants.
Maybe it’s because I’m shy and they don’t talk back?
Who knows. But what I do know is that there are a lot of things in this world still yet to be discovered. It’s a big world with a lot of exciting things waiting to be found. Don’t just sit there on your computer reading stuff on the internet when you could be out there experiencing it all first hand!
So the next time you see a cute little spider plant, pick it up and take a good look at all the little hairs and the way the sunlight shines off of its leaves. Not many people appreciate these small beauties, but they are vital to our ecosystem and shouldn’t be overlooked.
And if you ever find a baby spider on it, that’s just how nature works.
Sources & references used in this article:
Current status on production and utilization of spider plant (Cleome gynandra L.) an underutilized leafy vegetable in Kenya by CM Onyango, CN Kunyanga, EG Ontita… – Genetic resources and …, 2013 – Springer
Elucidating the selenium and arsenic metabolic pathways following exposure to the non-hyperaccumulating Chlorophytum comosum, spider plant by SE Afton, B Catron, JA Caruso – Journal of experimental botany, 2009 – academic.oup.com
Genetic Characterization and nutritional analysis of Eastern and South African Cleome Gynandra (spider plant) accessions by AK Munene – 2017 – erepository.uonbi.ac.ke