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,
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Scientific Name: Chlorophytum
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
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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