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In a rental unit my fiancée just leased, 2 weeks after she moved in, a vine-type weed sprouted from the baseboard in her kitchen. Upon further inspection, I was able to pull about a foot of vine before it snapped, and more vines were found to be growing above her dishwasher. The flooring appears to be a concrete base, no plants are penetrating the visible substructure from outside, and the plant growth appears to be contained between the walls and cabinetry.

Is this something I can take care of, or will I need to call the landlord in to remove the cabinets?

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Rental. That means its someone elses problem. As an aside, any idea what kind of plant? I'd like to hazard a guess that its beans from a kitchen spill that got into the wall. –  Freiheit Jul 22 '11 at 13:19
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Magic beans!!!! –  Doresoom Jul 22 '11 at 15:30

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Call in the landlord. The plants have to be getting water to grow from some source. Either it's penetrating the siding of the house, it's found a way into the plumbing system, or there is a leak (e.g. plumbing or roof) that is getting water into the wall.

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Not to mention, it's just plain weird! –  Niall C. Jul 22 '11 at 12:31

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