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Creeping Jenny- Brown leaves- Question

I recently transplanted a creeping jenny plant to a railing planter. The stems are turning slightly brown and the leaves now have brown spots. At the end of the stems there are brown, string-like tips.

Do you know what could be causing this and how to improve the plant's health? Thank you


  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Your compost looks a bit dry, there. My creeping Jenny grows in very damp, heavy soil. Also, are you growing it indoors or is that a balcony? If the temperature or humidity has changed, or there is cold wind, that might be the problem. They are usually pretty tough, but may take time to establish in changed conditions.
  • Thanks! There’s no compost, it’s just potting mix that is more dense below the top part. 2-4” down the potting mix is moist
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Sorry, terminology dysfunction! Compost IS potting mix. Creeping Jenny tends to grow out across the surface, hence the name creeping, and I think it may need more moisture at the top. What about the other conditions?
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,535
    Your balcony looks as if it's high up, so anything you put on the railings will be exposed to the elements. You may need to consider other plants which might suit the conditions better.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,569
    I've been battling with it here for 8 years since we moved in and it's still going strong.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,535
    I won't let it in this garden. Rampant PITA in old garden.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Do the plants look like they are in good health? I am concerned because the stems are brownish and the ends of the stem are brown and stringy/thread-like.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    The plants look a bit stressed. The stems grow long to 'creep' over the ground and root as they go. They are tough plants and survive most things but you could give them a bit of tlc while they establish. Avoid glaring sun and stong winds and especially very warm days and frosty nights. I'm not sure where you are, geographically, so I can't guess the conditions.
  • Thanks! I am in hardiness zone 7, so temperatures are mild. I am worried about the brown spots on the leaves....if there could be disease.
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