Hawaiian Ti Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Elkton, Ma
Question by sugarbabe328
March 19, 2010
My indoor plant, a Hawaiian ti, plant code
IHDA0144, is not doing well. We have had the plant for about 6 weeks now, and the leaves are turning brown from the bottom up, and falling off. Please help. Thanks, Mary Kozlowski

Answer from NGA
March 19, 2010


Water stress is the most likely cause of the browning leaves. Although the oldest leaves eventually turn brown and fall off (oldest meaning the lowest), they generally go one at a time, not several all at once. Make sure you're not overwatering your Ti plant. Root rot will cause the roots to collapse and the plant to die. Ti plants need consistently moist but not soggy wet soils. Even when the top of the soil looks dry, there could be lots of moisture at the bottom of the pot. So, before watering, stick your finger down into the soil to check for moisture. Best wishes with your Ti plant.

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