The leaves look like they may be diseased but not sure. The infected leaves get purple and then there is tan translucent spots. Help!
No, not really because I see it on new growth. I will do that and Thanks for the help!
Are the affected leaves on old (last year's) growth? If so, it might be "age spots"... If not, I would take a sample to the local agricultural extension office for identification and recommendations. There are diseases with the same symptoms, a pathologist would be able to diagnose this condition.
My silver lace vine is three years old and has grown profusely but doesn't bloom. Any suggestions? I have amended my soil well. We have sandy soil here.
This is likely from a nutrient imbalance in the soil. A soil test would tell you more but generally when you have lush green growth and little to no blooming, this means too much nitrogen and not enough phosphorus (which is what promotes flowering in plants). Add a phosphorus rich fertilizer or bone meal to the soil and see if this helps any.
I have a mature silver lace plant twisted around an arbor. It is beautiful but I was working in my garden and found some long roots underground about 8 feet away and cut them! It then dawned on me that it was the silver lace roots. Did I kill my plant? There is no greenery on it yet but I think it is a late bloomer anyway. HELP
I doubt you could have cut enough to do serious harm. what proportion of an 8ft circle did you cut the roots away from?
Does this vine sucker?
Yes, the suckers will grow up straight up from the base of the plant.
Trim away the suckers that you do not want to grow as soon as they appear.
how do you get rid of it or kill it???
Heavy and regular pruning can help keep this summer blooming vine in control.
If you need to remove it, you can cut the plant down to the soil level and paint the cut open wounds with a herbicide such as round up.
You may need to repeat this a few time.
I've read your piece about starting silver lace vine from "6-inch tip cuttings taken in the spring or early summer." Will it work later? - Here in hot Las Cruces, New Mexico, mine have been blooming for a month, and I wonder if that renders conditions different for a "take" of clippings. Thank you, George
Sure, take several cuttings to ensure you have success.
hello, my silver lace -about 5yrs. in my care- is huge and very healthy, BUT, it has never bloom ! Could you please guide me ? Thank you Mirta
Excess nitrogen could cause a lush green vine and no flowers.
You could give the plant some phosphorous to encourgae flowering.
Bone Meal is a good way to do this.
Here are some links with more information.