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SoooSirius
Municipality of Murr, PA

January 29, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9401179

Many years ago I had one of these in my apartment, upstate NY. In three years, in my east-facing big window it grew from a floor pot to the ceiling and then bent over and continued to grow. By the time it bloomed (and then died) it was ten feet of a single trunk. The largest leaves were 6 inches long. I had to take it to a museum to get it identified, though; the little grocery store where I had bought it in a 2 inch pot had no clue. Babies I hadn't noticed dropped and rooted right in the rug, and grew down into the foam padding. Now I know why the babies seemed to overwhelm other potted plants, chemical suppression! Fascinating, but I don't think I'd get another one.

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Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9401935

That's amazing, that it was able to root right in the carpet with no actual soil! Although I do remember once my son spilled an entire seed packet of tiny, almost dust-like seeds in the carpet of our enclosed porch. Months later, the same son up-ended one of my watering cans in the same area, and I did get some interesting sprouts in the carpet! LOL I suppose that speaks to how infrequently I vacuum the enclosed porch, where most of my house plants reside.

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