Do I have a miniature clematis and what do I do with it?!

KirstyWKirstyW Posts: 1

I recently bought a small clematis at a flower market, which is labelled as a clematis justa. I got very little info on how to care for it, so decided to do some investigating on the internet. 

My plant does seem to be a clematis justa judging by pictures but it's very very small in comparison to most descriptions - its flowers are only 3-4cm across and it just seems very small overall. 

Can you get miniature clematis'? If you can, I'm now unsure what to do care-wise - does it need different care from a large plant? I'm a complete novice at gardening/flowers and had planned to let it grow in a large pot in my flat.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Hi Kirsty. Justa is smallish but not tiny. I can't see it as a house plant but time will tell. There are plenty of climbing plants more adapted to indoor condititions, they come from warmer climates.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,806

    Clematis Justa is a viticella and will grow to 5ft tall plus and the same if not more across - if yours is small it might be that it's a new cutting which has been allowed to flower in it's first year before it's got a good root system -I'm afraid it won't be at all happy trying to grow indoors - have you got anywhere outside that it can live?  It is hardyimage

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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