The deep, rich green of its leaves is both calming and refreshing. Advertisement. I have an English ivy indoor plant that has become very sticky, secreting a strange sticky substance. I brought the plant home from work and sprayed it with a soap solution a couple of times and we cut it back quite a bit. sudden about two weeks ago it started loosing leafs and seem to be dying off. Sooty Mold (fungus, Capnodium sp., and others): The sooty mold fungus may develop on English ivy growing beneath certain trees. But every one I've had, I lost to mites. The best treatments for English ivy leaf spot are a combination of manually removing affected leaves, improving air circulation and, if all else fails, the application of a fungicide. English Ivy is a common favorite among gardeners and homeowners due to its beauty. I never do anything to it , it just grows! In the winter, harsh sun and drying winds cause similar symptoms. Infected leaves can be picked off and burned. This mold lives on secretions of aphids and scale insects which fall from the tree above. Some of the leaves were turning yellow. The problem is that ivy is such a pretty decorative plant, you want to have them! Brown, Dead Patches on Leaves Caused by Leaf Scorch Drought conditions can cause ivy leaves to turn brown during the summer. A common problem is that when you see leaves droop or even fall off, you may be tempted to think the plant is thirsty and needs more water. Sad but true. Bacterial leaf spot is a botanical disease that affects English ivy and other foliage plants. The first symptoms of the disease are translucent, light-green spots with reddish edges that appear on the plant's leaves. It is perfectly normal to see your Boston ivy losing leaves in autumn. I recently bought some English Ivy for indoors, at first everything was going well, it was growing fine and technically it still is mostly, but some leaves start getting brown on the edges and the brown spots get bigger and bigger until the whole leaf is dead. Agreed. Thinning out rapidly. I can see the spider mite pests on the leaves. Brown and yellow deterioration of leaves. ... , so the oldest leaves drop off. Ivy growing on a south-facing wall or near pavement may also be scorched by reflected light and heat. plants are prized for their attractive foliage, trailing or climbing habit and ease of care. Variegated Ivy Leaves Are Wilted. Symtoms are leaves falling off the tops of stems. Remaining foliage should be sprayed with a fungicide. This mold seldom causes damage. The only thing different about this year is we have had a lot more Boston ivy is a vine that is especially popular in dense, urban areas where a plant has nowhere to go but up. 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