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I bought an 18" cube about a week ago from another frogger and am trying to break it all down and start with a clean viv. When I got it it was sitting in a backyard shed with no heating. It's been sitting in there for several months under a fluorescent strip light. There were all kinda of plants in there, broms, mosses, etc and they were all dead and brown so I tore them all out. This is the only thing that looked like it had any life left in it, so I didn't pull it out of curiosity. As it's sat over this last week I've misted it and put a light over and what do you know, it's growing! I'm kinda shocked it was able to survive when everything else died (and rightfully so, it get cold here). Pretty cool stuff IMO.

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I'm assuming this is Oakleaf creeping fig. Let me know if I'm wrong. I've read that this stuff is bulletproof, but this made me a believer. No watering, no heat, just light during the freezing temps of the winter.

Also, this stuff seems alive too. Any ideas on an id? It's really small. That's a suction cup in the top of the picture.



I think I'm going to try and take some cuttings, bleach them, and use them if it makes a turn around.
 

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The first plant looks like a type of ivy. Not sure though. If it is an ivy I can understand why it is regrowing. English ivy grows good here in Michigan when planted outside and it will go dormant here around my house and then grow again next season covering my garden shed.
 

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Yep, it really looks like English Ivy to me. Freezing doesn't faze it. Born too mean to die. The second picture looks like it might be some sort of moss? Maybe I just need to look closer though...
 

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That's what confuses me. I think the guy had it in his viv for a couple years growing without a winter cycle. I went through last night and threw everything out though. I don't really want even a mini ivy in my viv.
 
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