I'm very interested in the concept of growing houseplants from seed. There doesn't seem to be much information that is easy to find about it, however. So, I plan to put information I discovered in this thread.
I've personally saved and sprouted a seed of Chlorophytum comosum before. The seedling was small and slow-growing, but recognizably a spider plant. It didn't survive beyond the seedling stage. I'm guessing some extra phosphorus and potassium and/or humidity could have saved it.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet Profile post