Dying Leaves On Ivy Plant After Being Repotted - Knowledgebase Question

Tell City, IN
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Question by williamlinda
May 6, 2000
I recently repotted an Ivy plant after having it in water for about 3 months, my plant started to turn yellow and now all the leaves are dead it was beautiful in water and since I transplanted it in soil has died this is not the first time this happened. What am I doing wrong, please help......

Answer from NGA
May 6, 2000
Plant roots that are grown in water are not well suited to being planted in the soil, so the plant undergoes an adjustment period when you transfer it. It then grows new roots into the soil. Since ivy roots easily in a damp soilless potting mix, you might try rooting them in that instead of in water. This way you can avoid that difficult transition.

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