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Why do the tips of spider plants turn brown?



The most common cause is hot air - if yours is near the tv, a heat source or a computer or anything that produces heat, that would make this more likely. In theory, insufficient fertiliser is supposed to be a cause, but I never feed mine and there's not a brown tip to be seen.

7 Oct, 2017


Low humidity--often associated with a heat source--drought, and/or sodium in the soil or water are the commonest causes. Excess fertilizer can burn the leaves, but that usually causes 1/3 or more of each of the youngest leaves to turn black.

8 Oct, 2017

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