This plant was only labeled persicaria when I got it, I think it is persicaria virginiana, Virginia knotweed. The plant was much greener and had no holes in it when I got it, but it has progressively gotten worse. I have never seen any bugs on it. It is indoors, I keep it mostly moist but let it dry out a bit every now and then, and it gets lots of indirect morning sun. I am worried because this plant is near many other plants, I don't want a bug to spread to my other plants, but none of them have had any holes so far.
This plant is normally grown as a ground cover in a shade or part shade location; zones 4-8.
Planting area should be consistently moist.
Try increasing the light to your little plant and be more consistent with watering.
I was not able to find any information on growing this perennial indoors.
No flowers at the moment, but each leaf has a small darker shaded imprint of what looks like a maple leaf. Leaves are thin and smooth.
It's an annual weed, Persicaria maculosa, the dark spot is the giveaway. Seeds remain in soil all winter and sprout in spring.
Hi weve chopped down a very large Russian vine that was climbing all over our newly bought home but we have a constant wet bubbling liquid from the roots that are cut flush to concrete, is this from the plant or could we have disturbed underground pipework? Really doont think there are pipes but we cut this down 3/4 weeks ago. It is producing new leaf shoots at the chopped root base. Thanks
There's no way for us to tell if you've disturbed your pipes, but you should know that this plant is tough to kill. You may need to use chemicals to get rid of it.
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