Whats wrong with my plant?!

Asked September 18, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT

I got these vine things from my grandma and they dont seem well. At first glace its a good looking plant but they seem very yellow in some spots and seems to have lost alot of leaves! Some of the leaves turn yellow and just drop off. Upon further inspection i find little brown spots all over it! Im no good at identifying bugs or fungus. Can someone help me identify whats wrong and how to fix it? Is this contagious to my other plants? Also i have no idea what kindof plant this is so if you have any idea please let me know!

Iowa horticulture

4 Responses

Thank you for your question. You have not given us a location, whether the plant is kept inside or out, or a photo of the entire plant. I am unable to tell how it vines. Without a location. we don’t know what plants are in your area. It appears to be a succulent, and water on the leaves promotes fungal infections. How often do you water it? Yellow leaves are caused by a lack of fertilizer. Have you fertilized it? Thank you for more information.

Im located in iowa. Its an inside plant but i took it outside to hose off the leaves. It looked like there tiny white micro rice on some leaves. Im thinking it was eggs of something but im unsure. It was very very small. I water it when the soil is dry. Its not in a good soil the soil is very stiff. I plan on moving it to a better soil soon.i have no fertalized it.

Im located in iowa. Its an inside plant but i took it outside to hose off the leaves. It looked like there tiny white micro rice on some leaves. Im thinking it was eggs of something but im unsure. It was very very small. I water it when the soil is dry. Its not in a good soil the soil is very stiff. I plan on moving it to a better soil soon.i have no fertalized it.

Although the photos are a bit blurred, it would appear that your plant is a variety of Peperomia, whose care is described here: https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/peperomi.htm

I am unable to see any insects, but here is an Extension article with common indoor plant insects and how to prevent/control them: https://extension.umn.edu/product-and-houseplant-pests/insects-indoor-plants

You can use the hyperlinks in the article to see photos of these pests to compare with yours. If you are still having difficulty, I suggest you take some into your county Extension office for help. You did not indicate what county you are in, but you can find the nearest office through this webpage: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/

Good luck!