can anyone help identify this vine? also wondering if it will flower....

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  1. cagreene

    cagreene Active Member

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    i was given a vine/plant when a friend moved away 2 years ago. i have no idea what it is, or if it is meant to flower or not, would be nice if it did! here are some pictures i have taken. any help i can get would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Parthenocissus vitacea or similar species. Flowers are inconspicuous.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Most cultivated vines and shrubs are toxic to some degree.
     
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    thank you for your replies, now armed with foreknowledge, i will keep it in its bucket, rather than plant it in the ground. although it looks to be similar to some of the pictures in the link, i have yet to see a single 'sticky pad' in two years. this climbing vine has curly-cues which it uses to climb and wrap its self around branches which look more like the pea plants climbing thingys than the Virginia creeper . not one flower in two years or a single berry....maybe its a dif variety....only time will tell. thanks again
     
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    May I suggest giving it plant food, to encourage blooms. Sometimes, plants will limp along only just surviving, instead of thriving!
     
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    Parthenocissus vitacea has twining tendrils not sticky pads. Fertilizer won't change the flowering into
    something showy and may encourage feeding by insects or risks disease.
     
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    as a medical grower of fine medicine, ( for my own use under exemption ) i know the benefits of using good food, you get what you pay for! that said, i use botanicare organic foods on most of my outdoor plants the ones that need a heavier feed get super natural grow terra ( bloom terra and bud blaster ) the vine has only started to leaf out in the past 3 weeks. thanks again for your fast replies!
     

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