Houseplants forum: Identifying Rescue Plant

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kris10gnar
Oct 11, 2017 10:43 AM CST
Hey there! New to the site. I was wondering if there's any other plant savvy people out there who can help me out with this one.
There's a plant killer in my apartment building that keeps buying plants and then throwing them away. I'm a sucker for rescues so I keep taking them in. The one I recently found was very very root bound. There was literally no soil in the pot when I found it. The roots looked healthy so I decided to give it a chance.
Surprisingly it's come back to life. It's a vine plant and when I first got it I had to cut all the vines off because they were all bent and snapped in half. In the span of a week and a half it's grown several inches. Any idea what this plant could be? I'd love to give it the care it deserves.
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 11, 2017 11:09 AM CST
That appears to be a variety of clematis, an outdoor plant.

kris10gnar
Oct 11, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Thank you! I'll put the vine outside on the fire escape.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
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Deebie
Oct 11, 2017 3:12 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 11, 2017 10:44 PM CST
The leaves do look like clematis leaves. But those leaves also like a Black eyed susan vine.They are grown as annuals here and it's about time for them to either freeze and die outside, or be brought inside and attempt growing them indoors. I have never tired this, but I know it can be done.

To be honest, as small as the plant is right now, it is hard to be sure. Trouble is Clematis will die inside and Black eyed susan will die outside. If you live in a mild warm climate, it may be fine either way. Fun to see what it does.



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kniphofia
Oct 11, 2017 11:30 PM CST
You don't say where you are located. It's definitely a clematis though.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Oct 14, 2017 1:39 PM CST
And as I look today, it's definitely clematis. I swear I was stone cold sober when I guessed Black eyed susan. I grew one this summer. OH, gosh I have lost it. Sue knows her stuff, at id-ing. Hi Sue, thank you.

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