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Asked by
kiasheri on
February 25, 2019
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Q. Are grow lights for indoor ivy ok to use?

I use my ceiling fan to hang ivy and i am wondering if it is ok to use grow lights on the ivy?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 25, 2019
A.

English ivy doesn't need much light to thrive. Outdoors, it is a shade plant. It may grow faster with more light provided that the soil stays moist and nutrient levels are OK. Indoor ivy needs very little fertilizer. Place long-acting beads or granules atop the soil in spring. Don't use grow lights if they will warm the soil or scorch the leaves. Ivy doesn't do well in full sun conditions.

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Asked by
Hkgarden on
March 1, 2019
India Kolkata

Q. Leaves turning brown

I recently ( 4-5 days back) bought this ivy plant and changed the pot, and have noticed that the leaves are already turning brown.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 4, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

You may try putting it under horticultural lighting. This can happen due to a lack of light.

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Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 3, 2019
Certified Expert
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There could be a few things causing this. Watering will be important. Make sure to only water after the soil has gone almost completely dry down to 2 or 3 inches.

The issue could also be with the soil. The soil may contain too strong of a nutrient concentration. This can cause burning of the leaves, as well.

Can you describe in detail how you care for this, and the environment around the plant?

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Answered by
Hkgarden on
March 4, 2019
A.

As mentioned before this was bought by me few days ago so apart from watering it twice a week I didn't did anything to take care of it. And I have kept it inside on a table near the west window.

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Asked by
Hkgarden on
March 1, 2019
India Kolkata

Q. Help my plant is dying

The ornamental plant was so lush green when I bought it but now it seems to die…leaves turning brown

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 4, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It may likely need more light. You may have to try putting it somewhere where there is much more light, or if that is not possible, then you may need to put it under horticultural lighting.

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Asked by
nordmia on
June 13, 2019
London

Q. Ivy tree stump

I chopped down my ivy tree over 3 years ago. I have followed a gardener’s advice and used a strong weed killer to kill the stump by drilling a hole in the centre and pouring the weed killer in it. This didn’t work. There’s ivy still growing near the edges of my garden fences. Any suggestions how to get ride of it?

Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Stump drilling with herbicide applications can work but needs to be drilled deep enough into the stump.
Pulling up the suckers as soon as you see them will help. You can also apply herbicide to these suckers by painting the leaves with a herbicide.
It can take time.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/kill-zombie-tree-stump.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 20, 2019

Q. What causes brown spots on ivy potted plant

It likes bright light. I have on my screen porch. The lower leave still dry out I don’t understand why?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 20, 2019
Certified Expert
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Leaf spots on ivy are caused by a bacterial or a fungal pathogen. Avoid overhead watering which is a common means of spreading the disease. The following article has some more information.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/diseases/fungal-spots/leaf-spots-of-english-ivy.aspx

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 10, 2019

Q. How to get rid of a very overgrown variegated ivy on magnolia tree

Cutting out a lot of light and has taken over the tree!

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
October 14, 2019
Certified Expert
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