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plantie6000
Apr 23, 2017 2:33 PM CST
Hi,

I found this plant on the clearance rack (it says "goldilocks creeping jenny" on the label) and got it thinking I might be able to save it. Could someone help me figure out if it is dead or alive, and if it's alive, how would I go about attempting to save it?? I have included some pictures of it.

Thanks!! I would appreciate any advice!


~plantie6000




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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 23, 2017 2:36 PM CST
I've had this plant growing in water, so first thing I'd do is water it very well, and keep it in a bright, but shady location. I think it will revive. It is rootbound, so re-potting it would help too.
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DaisyI
Apr 23, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Before you repot, drop the whole plant, roots and all, into a bucket of water and let it soak for an hour or two. I think you will be surprised by the results.
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plantie6000
Apr 23, 2017 5:24 PM CST
DaisyI said:Before you repot, drop the whole plant, roots and all, into a bucket of water and let it soak for an hour or two. I think you will be surprised by the results.


I put it in the sun this morning, but it's been in the shade all afternoon. I'm pretty sure most of the vines are dead as they smell like rotting leaves and are crispy. The only signs of life are the white roots and the bases of the vines which are green and thick. Do you think I should cut all the vines off and see if it will regrow? I've been soaking it with water frequently since I got it yesterday and the vines haven't perked up.:(
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Apr 23, 2017 5:48 PM CST
You can cut off anything brown and dead. I think if you're seeing green at the base of the vines, you will get some new growth, but it's not overnight. Have patience, and keep it moist and out of the sun until it's happy and growing well.
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