Saturday, July 21, 2007

Madre Mala

I know you have seen this plant before. What do you call it? I've heard it called Spider Plant because the new plants that shoot off from the mother have little roots that look like legs. And I've heard it called Airplane plant because the new babies are hanging loose below the mother like they are flying.

Here in Mexico, they call this plant Madre Mala or Bad Mother plant because the mother plant throws the babies out.

5 comments:

pitchertaker said...

"Airplane plant" -- that's the only name I've ever heard for it.

P'taker

Brenda said...

I have always known it as the "Spider plant".

Ptelea said...

I, too have always known it as spider plant but I really like Madre Mala.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Mala Madre plant that is used for Medicinal purpose in Latin American countries?.

Billie said...

anon.....Don't know if it is the same or not.