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Can I grow vitis vinifera in a conservatory?

Stuart

By Stuart

hello,
we have a vitis vinifera'muscat' grape vine in our conservatory growing in a pot wich we bought last year.it is not showing any new growth yet but still has some green leaves left from last year.it is dripping sticky sap all over the floor. is this an outdoor plant or can we grow it in our conservatory. it seems to be a bit confused. any thoughts would be appreciated


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IF ITS DROPPING SAP I WOULDNT GROW IT INSIDE AS THE SAP MAY BE DIFFICULT TO CLEAN UP.

29 Mar, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Grape vines are grown in unheated glasshouses, but they need lots of space to develop - I would think the averidge conservatory would not be big enough unless you plan to train up over the ceiling (I have seen this done!) If the vine has got leaves, then I would think it is ok and that it will come back into 'proper' growth as the daylight hours increase. Re the dripping sap - I don't think this is usual for grape vines - are there any aphids/greenfly on the underside of the leaves? These would cause sap to drip (in fact the droplets are the aphids' poo!) If you find aphids, spray under the leaves with soapy water - this usually deals with them. Hope this helps.

29 Mar, 2008

 

I think it is too big a plant for a pot in a conservatory. I had a 100yr old 'Muscat' in my garden in France against the wall where it was rampant. They have an expression in Fance that you can't kill a vine. I agree with Sid, your sounds diseased in some way. Grapes in England are generally planted outside a greenhouse and trained inside where they will take over for he summmer. You can prune as much as you want.

30 Mar, 2008

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