Ivy Plant
I inherited this ivy plant, and it doesn't seem to be doing well. He was pretty bare when I got him, but is still loosing leaves here and there. I have only been watering when the top inch or so of the soil has dried out, and he is in a pot with drainage. He lives in my bathroom, which has a skylight and gets a lot of light throughout the day. Any ideas to help him stop loosing leaves and bulk up a bit?
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    Pei Also, it looks like it's still in a plastic pot and sitting in another pot? I suggest to repot the plant too. Does the planter have drainage? If not, too much humidity could be trapped at the bottom which would eventually lead to root rot!
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    Pei Do you see any fine webbing on the front and back of leaves? Ivy is extremely susceptible to spider mites which is the #1 reason why it drops leaves. Another possibility is it's been overwatered a bit. How far is the plant from the skylight? Does the sun touch the plant? [290326,Emily]
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      Emily I don't see any webbing, so I guess that is good news. I have tried to wait a while between waterings, at least until the top inch or so of water is dry. It is in the bathroom, do you think it could be too humid? I will be diligent about the watering as well though. The skylight is quite high. It gets mostly bright indirect light for most of the day. This tie of year there is no direct sun, but it will get about an hour of direct sun later in the summer if it stays put. I will also try repotting. The pot it is in now is a plastic pot with drainage, and I have some stones in the catch pot to give it some room between the two pots. Thanks!
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        Pei It sounds to me it's in more of a low light environment, to be honest... When the plant is more than 3 feet away is considered low light actually. Contrary to popular believe, Ivy likes indirect bright light. I will definitely repot and move it closer to a window.