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Yerli
May 26, 2020 6:12 AM CST
Hi, I am super worried about my ivy plant. I bought it a few weeks ago and it looks like is already dying!

The leaves have these brownish, almost black, areas all over the plant, especially the upper part. It also had white powder all over it, which I suppose was powdery mildew, which seems to have decreased.

I have been removing the damaged leaves and spraying a solution of bicarbonate of soda, with liquid soap and water (which are the white marks on the leaves).
New leaves keep showing these black areas, get weak, dry out and fall off, it just not getting any better.
The plant is indoor and I try to water when the soil is dry, nevertheless, I may watered inappropriate at the beggining. Also I've got the plant just when Homebase just reopened (due to covid19), which means most of the plant were unattended for a while.

Why is this happening and how do I prevent and cure it?

I will appreciate any help,


Thank you for your time,

Tatiana


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oneeyeluke
May 26, 2020 8:30 AM CST
Take it outside for a little recovery and let the soil dry well before watering again. I don't think the plant is able to process water fast enough and the roots are staying too wet.
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WillC
May 26, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Please post a clear photo that shows the entire plant and its pot.
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Manchester
Yerli
May 27, 2020 12:26 AM CST
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Hi, here are some more pictures, I have it on separate room away from other plants.

Thank you in advance for you advice,

Tatiana
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sallyg
May 27, 2020 6:46 AM CST
I'm sure Will will follow up.
Please know I find these ivy to be hard to keep indoors, despite my experience with many other kinds of potted plants.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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WillC
May 27, 2020 6:58 AM CST
Sally is right about Hedera Ivies being very difficult when kept indoors. They don't like warm, dry air with poor circulation and they are very unforgiving of even ocassional watering lapses. And they are favored hosts of spider mites, especially when under stress.

Tatania, yours may be suffering from the repotting that was done. Hederas don't like having their roots disturbed and prefer to remain tightly potted in small pots. Attempting to downsize it to a smaller pot might cause more harm than good. Try to keep the soil around the roots damp at all times. That is not easy to do, but try your best.

For future reference, a much hardier indoor hanging or ivy-looking plant is a Pothos.
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