The Owl’s Corner, Sept., 2011 – Spider in the Spider Plant
What Do You Do When
You Want to Move a Plant Inside
and Someone Has a Nest In it?
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"I was given a lovely spider plant last spring which I left outside on my stoop all summer. It has been very happy there and has grown lush. It has also put out many stems with flowers that will all turn into more spider plants.
"Just before Hurricane Irene arrived in New England, I took the plant inside hoping to start adjusting it to indoor life in preparation for winter. I noticed that a few of the leaves were stuck together, and when I tried to move them apart, I found a very large spider living in the plant. She gave me quite a "dirty look" because the sticky stuff was her nest of eggs. She was hanging out there to protect her babies.
"My response at that point was to tell her that I didn't mean her or her babies any harm and would put the entire plant back outside, which I did immediately.
"Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Lee have both come and gone, and the plant remains on my front stoop. The spider is still there, too.
"The thing is that I do want to bring this plant into the house for the winter, and maybe permanently. I've told the spider this and asked her if there is any way she can move her nest of babies, but she says there isn't.
"So I feel stuck and I need some advice. I would like to find a mutually harmonious solution with respect to the spider and her offspring. But I really don't want hundreds of spider babies born inside my house from this very large nest."
"What can I suggest to the spider that might save her babies and still allow me to take the plant indoors for the winter?
"Thanks for all ideas and suggestions."