Houseplants forum: Vines not doing well..

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Adamdadz
Jan 27, 2018 9:51 AM CST
Hi!
Ever aince i got this plant last summer its never grown even one leaf and its slowly dying and losing all its leaves. It used to be very leafy and ive changed it spot (high and low, even on the ground) at different sun level. Ive noticed it drinks lots of water fast so i try to water it at least once a week... but still nothing. I think its just dead. I fee like ive tried everything.

Im not evee sure these are vines... anyway if someone has tips please reply to this post 😢
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WillC
Jan 27, 2018 10:07 AM CST
Your plant is a Hedera Helix or English Ivy. It is a vining or trailing plant. It looks like it was repotted by someone and that may have disturbed the roots, depending on how it was done. Are there drain holes in its pot?

In general, Hedera Ivies need to be right in a moderately sunny window when indoors. When potted properly, they need water as soon as the top half-inch of soil feels dry.

Yours appears to be in poor condition, although I cannot be sure why. I suggest that you prune back the longest vines by about half. Inspect it carefully for spider mites.

Plants don't like constant change. Decide on where it should be located and water it properly and stay with it without constant changes if it does respond quickly enough for you. Be patient.
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purpleinopp
Jan 28, 2018 7:11 AM CST
I would suspect it has spider mites, the killer of most ivies that die inside.

Not that it matters to its' culture unless you're trying to grow outside, but it may be Algerian ivy:
Variegated Algerian Ivy (Hedera algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo')
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sallyg
Jan 28, 2018 1:26 PM CST
ivy is a pain for me indoors- spider mites or being too dry, one or the other usually makes mine suffer a lot over winter. And the leaves die and dry without looking that much different, so then 'all of a sudden' you find a lot of dead leaves.
reminds me, have to check mine for water

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WillC
Jan 28, 2018 1:38 PM CST
Pothos are a much better indoor option than Hedera ivies. They have a similar vining growth habit, but don't require as much light, are more forgiving of occasional watering lapses and are not as prone to spider mites.
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Adamdadz
Feb 4, 2018 11:14 PM CST
Wow i had no idea about spider mites!!
Ok i feel better then.. i repotted it this morning in a pot with holes so the water can drain.
This plant by the way drinks SO much water!!! I have to water it every 3 days and sometimes i forget do ido it 2 days later but it is SO unforgiving... i cant take care of plants that will hold a grudge and make me pay for it for not watering them every 2-3 days... oops 😬

Gotta love plants like spatophylum... it only looks sad when in need of 💧
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sallyg
Feb 5, 2018 6:56 AM CST
spath IS good that way, that you can easily see it is too dry. and yet, it will bounce back many times (but losing leaves along the way)

I do feel that my potted Ivy (Hedera) seems to need watering more often than I think it should.

Pothos is the go-to easy trailing plant.I wish there were some with small pretty leaves more like the ivies. There was a recent new small leafed Pothos that someone shared with me but the leaves just weren't 'pretty' to me.

Hoya is a trailing plant that does well when kept "dry" apparently. I see them pretty regularly at the big box.
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