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Why Do Houseplants Get Brown Tips?

Why Do Houseplants Get Brown Tips?

Growing houseplants can be a lot of fun, but it can be difficult to keep them looking fresh and healthy all the time. Whether you are a beginner plant owner or a seasoned gardener, one of the most often asked questions is, “Why do indoor plant leaves become brown?” Fortunately, determining why this is happening and taking actions to limit and avoid it is not difficult.

  • Could usually be because of too much or too little watering or the plant’s sensitivity to certain substances in the water. 
  • Could also be because of the buildup of fertilizer in the soil. You can get rid of it by flushing the soil by watering it until the water is coming out from the bottom. 
  • If your plants are kept near the heating or air conditioning duct, it will blow out overly dry air or if you are living in a dry climate, the tips of the leaves tend to turn brown. You can create a humidity tray with marbles and gravel which will humidify the air around. You can also mist the plants now and then. 
  • Another reason could be incorrect soil pH and because of this, the plant will not be able to take up the nutrients it needs. 
  • If the roots of the plant are damaged it will not be able to properly take up enough water and hence the tips of the leaves turn brown.
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