Alocasia and Ivy Plants Dying
I have a few houseplants that are doing so well and then I have these two which are suffering. I have given them ample time to adjust to certain areas before trying new areas, but I’m not sure what to do to help them get healthy.
This is a type of Alocasia. These plants do require extra care and attention. Alocasia plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.
An Alocasia plant requires very bright, indirect light but no direct sun.
Allow the top 2″- 3″ of soil to dry out before watering, and try to keep the soil evenly moist.
Fertilize every two weeks from late March through September with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize during the winter.
You can find all my care tips for an alocasia plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
This is an English Ivy. The important thing to remember is that crispy leaves mean the plant is over watered not that it needs water. You will need to prune the plant back if you want it to be bushy again.
English Ivy plants like bright indirect light but direct sun burns their leaves.
Most English Ivy plants die because they are over-watered. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering.
Feed every two weeks in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize monthly in the fall and winter. Never feed an English Ivy if the temperature is extremely hot or cold, if the soil is very dry, or if the Ivy plant is not producing new leaves.
You can find all my care tips for an English Ivy in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
These plants are also considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.