Question From: Los Angeles, California, United States
Q: I have two plants that just grow upwards. They were part of a 3 plant gift basket and they are the only survivors. One has leaves like a spider plant but bigger and so far is about 18" high. It never makes babies so I've decided it's not a real spider plant. It has leaves starting low on the stalk but most of them are near the top so it's starting to lean. They don't have a stem and seem to grow kind of like a corn husk--the leaves stick out and the center keeps growing up. The second has small, slender leaves but mainly on top. They don't really do anything and I've never repotted them since the basket is so wide. How can I shorten them and put them in a smaller container without killing them?
Coleen, take pictures of your plants to an independent garden center or nursery that sells a large variety of indoor plants and get an accurate Id and information on how to accomplish what you want to do and how to properly care for them. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy