Dry tips on house plants

Anyone knows why this happens? Currently our Japanese peace Lilly and our spider plant are affected. Both have healthy leaves when you feel them (and think I'm watering them enough)


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,799

    Do you mist the leaves?  Dry tips to the leaves of houseplants sometimes occur when the atmosphere is too dry for them - particularly likely at this time of year when the central heating's been one for much of the time.  

    Try misting them, and possibly standing the pots on a tray of pebbles and water - this will moisten the atmosphere around them.  You won't cure the leaves that have the brown tips already, but hopefully you'll prevent any more appearing. image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    It could also be over-watering-they do not put on much growth in the winter and only really start getting going now-only water when needed even to the point they wilt-rather than on a regular basis

    More house plants are lost through over-watering than anything elseimage

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,293

    Misting the leaves regularly really does help a lot of plants stay healthy, stops a lot of bugs too.  I never had any  luck with peace lillies, think I like the heating on way too much for them. If you have a badly affected spider plant, I have been known to trim off the brown tips. Wont save that leaf but does look a lot better

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