Browning Leave On House Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, PA
Question by stilchilln
June 20, 2001
My husband gave me a scheffelera plant recently
and it seems the tips of a few leaves are turning brown and curling up. I have it in a partial sunny area inside my home and always check to see if it needs water. Watering when it is needed. Or maybe am I over watering it?
I love the plant because it over 1 1/2' tall right now and just want to know what am I doing wrong and is there a way to prevent it from getting the brown curled up leaves. It is also in it's original pot didn't know if it needed to be transplanted yet and if so what is the best mix for it. I have seen a few that are really tall I just hope my plant will survive.
Please let me know what can be done. And I also have a lily plant and the leaves are browning too. And it doesn't seem to be growing.
Thanks


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Answer from NGA
June 20, 2001

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sun could cause some foliar problems, but in my experience it would be beyond just the tips. An ivy for instance can adapt to full sun if it is kept well watered.

Finally, insect pests can also cause browning. Inspect both the growing tips and the undersides of the leaves and the stems for signs of activity.

I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

sun could cause some foliar problems, but in my experience it would be beyond just the tips. An ivy for instance can adapt to full sun if it is kept well watered.

Finally, insect pests can also cause browning. Inspect both the growing tips and the undersides of the leaves and the stems for signs of activity.

I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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