I have a deck with Akebia growing over top to shade it. It is a cedar deck and the Akebia is now under the deck and growing through the floor and now is starting to invade the family room. HOW? Need advice on taming the underdeck growth. The deck is about 3' from ground and enclosed.
I would heavily prune the vine to help control it.
If you are wanting to remove the vine entirely you will likely need to use a herbicide to kill the fast growing vine.
Akebia quinata. The leaves of my plant are browning quickly, it doesn't grow very much, if at all. I feel it is dying. I bought it a month ago. I don't know what to do to make it well. The plant is about two feet tall. It is indoor in a pot with a "sunlight" bulb, not far from a window. I water it every week, and soil is a mix of earth and sand. Can you tell me why the leaves are brown? Can you help me save my plant? Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thank you :)
I assume you purchased your plant from a garden center or greenhouse. Moving it to a lower light situation may have stressed the plant.
Also watering can be a cause of the leaves drying up. Make sure the soil dries slightly between watering. The container should be well draining.
Even though you do have additional light from a grow light, this plant may be best in an outdoor location.
It has not arrived as yet, coming through the mail. I live in Sacramento, CA.
That's not easy to answer. The size of the crate sounds okay for a short term period of time, a couple of years maybe. But Akebia is a large growing vine and will need more soil volume eventually. Will you be able to transplant it out?
Does the crate have solid sides and bottom? With drainage? Because if it is too porous in anyway the soil will dry out too readily; if it doesn't drain well the soil may stay too wet and cause root rot.
I would also be concerned about the material of an antique metal crate. Is it possible that the soil could become contaminated with heavy metals from lead paint, corrosion or flaking.
Think about those factors and here's an article to help you get the growing conditions right:
I have a Akebia quinata and a pink jasmine - both are around 10 years matured. We are having some work done on the garden but I would like to keep them but can't keep them in the same place (which they thrive as it's south facing) - can I transfer them to large pots or would it be better just to take cuttings and transfer? If taking cuttings whats the best way to take cuttings from these types of plants?
You can certainly do both; this would be a way to ensure you have both vines to plant back when the work is done.
I donot know the name of the plant . Need help. It also gives small leaf kind yellow flowers
To me, it looks like Akebia quinata. This article will help:
I had two plants but one died before it ever flowered. I see I can propagate with cuttings or layering. But would plants produced in this way ever cross pollinate to produce fruit?
You will need, both, a male and female plants in this case. A clone from one sex or the other will remain that sex.
In plants, there is a way to cause a sex change, chemically, but this is done with chemicals that are less than safe to work with.
Thanks BushDoctor but I don't think you are correct. Although Akebia is not self fertilizing it does bear both male and female flowers: