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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 Posts: 86,049

    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 in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    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

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