I have a variegated spider plant, with the green stripes down the middle, that I started from a offshoot of another, last year. it's being quite busy right now producing flowers and has about 8 stems hanging off of the one plant, that are all flowering. I've loved these plants since I was little, and I like how they look when their stems are covered in little spiderlettes. My plant isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t producing spiderlettes though, it's producing seed pods with one spiderlette on the end of each stem.
My question is, is there a way to encourage my spider plant to produce more spiderlettes rather than seed pods? And, since I have opened up a couple of pods, (I have about 25 seeds out of a couple of pods right now) is there a special way to start growing spider plants from seed? I'm going to put the seeds that I have ready, into soil today. I plan to treat the seeds like any other plant, but I have over 50 seed pods still growing on the plant, waiting to be ready. If the seeds I am starting today don't start, I should have plenty to play with.
I have a couple of friends who have asked to plant trades, so that is my interest in getting more spiderlettes going as well. One plant including a Christmas Cactus start. Another includes another type of spider plant. (Varigated with a white stripe in the center.) (I'll be looking for a plane green spider plant next.)
Any information or pointers would be appreciated. Thank you.