Plants with Asexual Reproduction


 
 
 
 
 

Plants with asexual reproduction have no gamete fusion. They reproduce by mitosis which allows a new genetically identical individual to be reproduced. Genetic variation is not allowed in asexual reproduction, but reproducing is guaranteed. There are different types of asexual reproduction which include: Binary Fission, Multiple Fission, Budding, Gemmulation, and Fragmentation.
 
 


 
 

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Spider Plants



Family: Liliaceae
 

Scientific Name: Chlorophytum comosum
 

Common Name: Spider Plant
 

Native Range: Spider Plants originated from South Africa.
 

Description of The Plant: Spider plants are housplants that can grow quickly from 2 to 2 1/2 feet wide and 2 to 3 feet long wile in a hanging basket. They have long grassy leaves that can be green or striped yellow or white. The healthy plants have long wiry stems with small white flowers and miniature plantlets.
 

Biological Information: Spider plants grow best with bright indirect light. They can stand some direct sunlight, but midday light may burn the leaves. Temperatures 65 to 75 degrees fahrenheit during the day and 50 to 55 degrees fahrenheit at night are ideal. They should be watered with an evenly moist but not soggy. During propagation, the air-layering plantlets or detach plantlet and place end in water until it develops roots. They should be fed every 3 or 4 months with any house plant fertilizer.
 

Background Information: Spider plants are known for their ability to absorb dangerous chemicals from the air. For example, they metabolize formaldehyde. Spider plants absorb gaseous formaldehyde and break it down into other components and assimilate carbon from the formaldehyde into other plant constituents. Spider plants are a good idea to have for the stuffy interior of dorm life.
 
 

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