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indoor ivy

indoor ivy
Posted by Connie Kirk ( from WV. Eastern on 2006-03-26 03:44:00

I have an Ivy plant. I've had it about 4 years. For the past 3 weeks it's leaves are turning light green and falling off. I don't want to loose this plant. Please is there anything I can do to save this plant. I really have'nt done anything different to this plant. Thank you, Connie
  • Indoor Ivy
    Posted by kimmie haworth ( from Northern Califo on 2006-04-10 04:44:00

    Your plants may have an infestation of an insect called Thrip. Check the undersides of the leaves for small black dots. It may also be spider mite and they would appear on the undersides of the leaves as very fine webbing. Use insecticidal soap to control both of these insect pests.
    Another possibility could be that you are overwatering, especially if the plant is in a cache pot. Roots allows to sit in standing water will rot, causing the plant to eventually fail.
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