Engelmann Ivy in general has no known serious issues.
Most plants can be prone to common, ornamental (non-lethal) issues caused by various environmental conditions. This vine may be susceptible to wilt/stem rot (potentially fatal), powdery mildew, leaf spots, rust, and viruses. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs, snails, scale, and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. Alleviate these common issues with over-the-counter insecticides or pesticides.
Because of its aggressive growth, this variety of ivy can overburden slower-growing trees, causing severe damage or pre-mature death.
The vigorous roots can penetrate a rock foundation and extend long distances, causing cracks in floors and drains.