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leaf problems on houseplant

The leaves on my houseplant are becoming dry and brittle. image Is it overwatering, underwatering or something else? Can anyone help?image


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    If they are in a window-then it is scorch from the sun's rays-either that a too dry atmosphere

    Where are they positioned and which plants?

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Most of our houseplants come from the jungle where they are in shade most of the time.  Even our summer sun through glass is too strong for them.  Move them away from the window and mist them.  Also you can put them in the bath or shower and wash them - gently.  They will love it!

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Another way of making the atmosphere more moist is to get a large plant pot base, as large as you can fit, and fill it with pebbles that are kept constantly damp. Then sit your plant, in its base, on top- the evaporating moisture will give it an atmosphere that it will enjoy.

  • carol1951carol1951 Posts: 30

    Thanks guys that sounds about right, will move it away from the window and give it a shower!

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Which plant is it, by the way? Some, such as African violets and streptocarpus, don't like being misted.

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