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I potted a spider baby a year ago. I now have a healthy plant about12-14 inches in diameter 6-8 inches tall. Does it need something to encourage baby growth?

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Sharon,

It will produce babies when it is rootbound and not until then. If it is in a large pot that could take a couple of years. You are better off planting a spider baby in a 4 inch diameter pot and when it starts producing babies move it to a larger pot and plant the new babies around the parent. It will become rootbound faster that way. Write again if you have more questions. Good luck!

Darlene

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Darlene K. Kittle

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I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.

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I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

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Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

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I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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