jtomarken
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Devil's Ivy leaves turning brown

Hi,

I have a Devil's Ivy plant, which I understand is one of the easiest plants to keep alive(!), but all of a sudden its leaves are beginning to turn brown. My theory is that I just moved it from the inside, where it had been for months, to the outside where it's been getting a ton more sun.

Am I right? Do I have any hope of growing greenery?

Thanks.

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You are right, sunburned. It needed to be transitioned from inside to outside more gradually (called "hardening off"). You still can do that.

The burned leaves won't recover, but once it is used to the outdoors, the new leaves will be fine. It is a house plant, it doesn't like full sun anyway. Put it where it gets just a few hours of morning sun or only filtered sun.
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jtomarken
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Thanks very much. I've moved it to a place outside that gets much less light and learned my lesson -- sudden transitions are rarely healthy for anything or anybody.

Cheers.



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