Ivy Plants
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Houseplant Ivy

Zone Cheltenham, in Gloucestershire | sandythornton added on July 17, 2016 | Answered

My three year old Ivy, although looking healthy and robust, has started giving off a sticky substance. It grows in a light filled windowsill and is watered once a week with feed once a month.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on July 18, 2016

    This is called honeydew and it's the residue from pests. Spider Mites are a common pest on Ivy, though it could be others.
    Treat the Ivy with Neem Oil.
    Make sure you keep this plant away from others until the pests are gone.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-honeydew.htm

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