Need advice on how to restrict plant spreading

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by Reddwarf4ever, Oct 20, 2019.

?

Need advice on how to restrict plant spreading

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Reddwarf4ever

    Reddwarf4ever Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Essex
    Ratings:
    +12
    Hi
    I have, what I refer to as a ‘spider plant’. It spreads out everywhere and I need to find a way to control it.
    I have heard that it’s possible to replant it in a bucket with the bottom cut out, buried flush with the surface. Not sure if that would work, or if it would eventually have a detrimental affect on the plant. My other idea was similar, a plastic ‘ring’ again made from an old bucket, but recessed only 4-6” below ground, to stop the surface spread.

    any advice would be greatly appreciated.52BCA247-6419-4FA9-960C-A4FB28EC27CC.jpeg2326549B-45AC-42D5-A2D9-F0F4F197277B.jpeg

    sorry I didn't understand what was expected in the poll responses, doesn’t seem to be an option to Not have a poll...
     
  2. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    18,161
    Occupation:
    Lady of Leisure
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +5,835
  3. NigelJ

    NigelJ Total Gardener

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    2,011
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Mad Scientist
    Location:
    Paignton Devon
    Ratings:
    +6,356
    I think planting in a bottomless pot buried to about soil level would work. I've done it with mint in the past. Will only stop roots/stolons from spreading, top growth will still spread and could root.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Clare G

      Clare G Super Gardener

      Joined:
      Mar 29, 2017
      Messages:
      369
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      London UK
      Ratings:
      +878
      Doesn't look to me like a spider plant (=Chlorophytum, as in link above) but rather a Phalaris known as gardener's garters: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5090

      I have it here growing in a lined tank filled mostly with gravel + a bit of earth next to my garden pond, together with some ferns. It does spread rapidly so confining it to a bottomless container, in the same way as one do with a mint, sounds to me like a good idea. I would say place that flush with the surface, if you bury it deeper the Phalaris would just grow outwards above the container rim.

      Incidentally the Chlorophytums can also be used outside and make good summer bedding plants. Here in London the foliage on mine usually dies off over winter, but the rhizomes underneath survive and sprout again in the spring unless there's prolonged frost.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      Loading...

      Share This Page

      1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
        By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
        Dismiss Notice