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Dying Ivy

Postby Rainy » Apr 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Hi,

I'm new to the forum, and relatively new to gardening. I live outside of Calgary (zone 3a). Along with many other potted plants, I keep potted ivy in several locations in my house, all with lots of light.

I have one ivy whose leaves are randomly turning black and dying, even though new leaves keep growing. I think the reason for this is the liberal amount of Spider Raid that I unloaded on the plant a few years ago. Some mommy-spider decided that my indoor ivy was a great place to put her nest of approximatey 2 million baby-spiders. The plant retained about 5 out of 40 strands, and I was surprised that any of it survived.

Is it possible to repair this or is my Ivy doomed?

Thanks,
Rainy
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Re: Dying Ivy

Postby B_BQ » Apr 11, 2009 12:47 pm

You could try taking the ivy out of its pot, getting rid of all the old soil completely, and then repot into new soil, trimming the remaining stalks back to just 2 or 3 healthy leaves. That's about all I can think of, but maybe someone else will see this and jump in.
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Re: Dying Ivy

Postby Eeyore » Apr 13, 2009 11:27 am

I suspect that that would be about the only method of reviving the plant Brenda.
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Re: Dying Ivy

Postby Rainy » Apr 13, 2009 2:57 pm

Thanks for the idea, will definately try that. I can post progress updates if anyone is interested.

When I re-pot the ivy, does it like to be root bound in a smaller pot, or does it prefer room to grow?
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Re: Dying Ivy

Postby B_BQ » Apr 13, 2009 3:12 pm

I personally would give a bit of room to develop new roots.
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