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May 7, 2018 9:13 PM CST
oklahoma
I am not good with plants and I really want to keep this one alive. The leaves have started to turn brown and I am not sure what to do about it. It is next to a window and I water it about once a week or when the soil feels dry. I use plant food every few weeks. I just put it in a bigger pot about a week ago. I also would like to know what kind of ivy this is! Thank you :)
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May 7, 2018 11:19 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Not ivy but Pothos and a pretty one. Being a hanging plant, does it have drain holes? How do you fertilize it? How much sun? I know...lots of questions but it will all be helpful.
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May 8, 2018 12:40 AM CST
Name: hazel pschindler
Toronto,Ontario
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Beautiful Pothos..Keep it in the sun for atleast 1 hour daily to remove brown spots
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May 8, 2018 9:17 AM CST
oklahoma
Ah okay! No, it doesnt have drain holes. I try not to over water it since it doesnt have drain holes. I use a liquid indoor plant fertilizer that mixes in the water. Its not in direct sun, but does have sunlight for about 8 hours.
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May 8, 2018 9:23 AM CST
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Nothing will remove the brown spots, that's permanent.
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May 8, 2018 9:32 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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So far, your Pothos appears to be healthy. The limited brown spots can be caused by minor root damage during repotting and/or improper watering. It is not a light problem and light will not make the spots go away.

Pothos don't like having their roots disturbed and when placed in drainless pots, they are very hard to water properly because you cannot see what is happening deep in the pot where excess water may be accumulating. For future reference, it is best to leave your plants in their plastic nursery pots and set them inside a more attractive pot. That will leave the roots undisturbed and make watering much easier.

Pothos do need protection from the sun's rays falling directly on the leaves. A north window is best or off to the side of any other window.

Allow the top inch of soil to dry before adding just enough water so that the top inch dries again in about a week.

Don't fertilize more than 3 or 4 times per year and then diluted to half strength.
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May 8, 2018 9:36 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
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I was coming back to say some of what Will has already said but he beat me to it. Hilarious! Thumbs up
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May 8, 2018 9:41 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Great minds think alike, Celia! Hilarious!
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