Brown Tips On House Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Utica, MI
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Question by MaryDan8
April 7, 2000
Why do the tips of the leaves on my house plants turn brown?

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2000
Brown tips on houseplant leaves is usually a sign of overwatering. Most houseplants should be watered thoroughly, then allowed to dry out somewhat between watering. Rather than watering on a schedule, check the soil with your finger, then water only when necessary.

Other things can cause brown tips, including low humidity, underwatering, and insects. But overwatering is the most common cause.

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