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Plant Creepers

If you have ever owned a breed of plant like ivy, you will have undoubtedly noticed plant creepers that have spread from the central body of the plant and have tried to reach from its pot or place in the

garden. These plant creepers are a part of the plant's natural reproductive phase, an ability that permits them to grow new, independent plants. This ability clones the originating plant to guarantee life without the requirement of a male and female plant to pollinate one another.

However, plant creepers can create problems indoors and outdoors. Indoors, they will extend vines wherever they sense a possible place to clone itself and produce a new plant. If you have plant creepers near another potted plant, they will join the neighboring plant and cause overcrowding in the pot. If you have plant creepers, you need to make sure they are trimmed frequently, or far enough from other specimens so that they cannot clone themselves quickly.

Something that will surprise first time plant owners is the speed in which plant creepers establish themselves. Some types can clone within several days, effectively breeding in another pot, unknown to you until you see that your pot has a new plant. If the new plant is left alone, you will find that the plant may or may not retract the original plant creepers, which can cause a nuisance if you desire to separate the plants.

Should you have offspring of plant creepers that you want to keep, you should move them to their own pot as soon as the plant has divided from the originating plant, or can be parted carefully. The plant needs to have begun establishing its own root system before it is okay to move. In some cases, only the center is required. Plant creepers that can also duplicate through the planting of leaves are particularly difficult to get rid of once they have established themselves, as they have some methods of creating new plants.

An excellent way to stop a difficult to remove plant infestation from your pots is to prune the plant creepers as they are forming. Pruning will not cause any damage to your plant. In many situations, the cutting will actually improve the health of your plant, as it will instinctively try to regrow what has been lost.

Quite a few specimens with plant creepers are non dangerous. However, some species, such as poison oak, can quickly take over a yard. These types of organisms should be killed, including the root systems you can find, as the plant will be able to regrow.