Plant Attaches To Stucco

In the picture above, you can see how the plant attaches itself to the stucco. It looks harmless right now and it isn't a problem yet. If these plants can be maintained, they won't be a problem in the future.

When you're maintaining plants like these, the biggest problem will be cracks in the stucco or gap's between the stucco and wood and any other gap, crack or hole that the plant roots would be allowed to enter.

The biggest problem with finding plants will be their size. As these plants get larger, they will usually start to cover more of the home, demanding more nutrients and moisture.

The mains supply of nutrients and water will usually come from the ground or soil where the base of the plant is located. However, on its search for more moisture, stucco and brick walls, can provide an unlimited supply, especially after the plant has covered these areas and is now blocking the sunlight that provides the heat to evaporate the moisture from these various.

Plant Growing Under Roof

Home Repair Tip: Maintain and visually inspect your house on a regular basis, to make sure that these plants aren't growing into your attic or any other part of your house.

I have found these plants work their way into your walls, crawl spaces and attics. I have seen them work their way on top of a wood shingled roof and over time, the moisture from the plant will start to rot the roofing material. After the roofing material is damaged, guess what, now you have a roof leak and a plant that will be working its way through the damaged roofing materials into your attic.