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Tips of Houseplants Turning Brown?

By November 4, 2012

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One of the most common questions this time of year is "Why are the tips of my houseplants turning brown?". Indoor plants hate change, which is why they seem to pout when you first bring them home from the nursery. Problems can be caused by anything from too little water to too much. Browning leaves are often an indication that the plant is dry, but when the browning uniformly starts from the leaf tips and watering doesn't help, it's a good bet that your plants are suffering from low humidity.

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February 21, 2009 at 10:41 am
(1) Melanie says:

Tips of plants often turn brown because of the chlorine and flouride in public water. Use filtered water to water your plants.

February 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(2) Marie Iannotti says:

That’s a good point. You can usually thwart this by letting water sit in your watering can overnight and allowing the gases to escape enough to avoid damage.

February 26, 2009 at 12:57 am
(3) Plant Care & Gardening Tips says:

I think they need more nutrients.

March 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm
(4) Craig Dick says:

Sounds like (looks like) a calcium deficiency

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