Why Tips Of Houseplant Leaves Turn Brown?

Why Tips Of Houseplant Leaves Turn Brown?

Houseplants can be used to create a relaxing and refreshing feel within the space they are used. Properly taking care of your houseplants will ensure they maintain their visual appeal at all times; leaving you, your family and guests to enjoy the charm and refreshing nature of a green and healthy set of houseplants! If you do any sort of indoor gardening, you may have encountered brown tips on the leaves of your houseplants. Read below to learn more about why the tips of houseplants turn brown, as well as some ways you can prevent this unsightly occurrence.


Reasons Why Tips of Houseplant Leaves Turn Brown

Watering Issues
The tips of the leaves on houseplants may turn brown when you under or over-water the plants. If you find that the lower leaves and stems on your plants are browning and crispy, then it means that you are under-watering them. Similarly, over-watering plants can cause the same effect. This is because too much water damages the roots, reducing their ability to absorb water, thereby leading to the signs of dehydration.

To prevent this, ensure that your plants are appropriately watered; i.e. water them until water flows out of the drain holes freely. However, you should also remember to avoid over-watering them.


Low Humidity
Most houseplants are tropical plants. This means that they are naturally used to living and thriving in a humid environment. When the indoor air around your home becomes too dry, as a result of running the air conditioning system when outdoor weather conditions are uncomfortable, the leaves on such houseplants start browning at the edges.

Consider misting or showering the plants with water every few days to maintain a humid, localized environment, then switch to a mist of your applicable Suppleplant. Alternatively, consider setting the plants on a plate of pebbles and pouring some water over the pebbles to create a humid climate.


Pest Infestations
Pest infestations can cause the leaves of your plants to brown out at the edges or the center. For instance, a fungus can attack the roots of the plants, causing the entire plant to mimic the signs of over watering.

You can use neem oil and soapy water to treat plants suffering from mild fungus and pest infestations. Plants that have severe infestations should be disposed of as the outbreak can spread quickly to other nearby plants.  A regular dose of Suppleplant can also keep your plant strong and keep pests at bay.

Accumulation Of Salts
Accumulated salts from using too much fertilizer or softened water can cause the tips of leaves on affected houseplants to turn brown. If you notice, on the surface of your houseplant’s soil, a crusty layer of fertilizer, this can be an indication of using too much fertilizer. Furthermore, if you have to use softened water, choose distilled water only.

There are many reasons why the tips of the leaves on houseplants turn brown, with those described above being the most common ones. Try the accompanying suggested solutions and see whether you can bring your house garden back to life, and keep it looking lush throughout.

To keep your houseplants looking green and gorgeous, they need the right supplements, and Suppleplant’s line of products is the perfect way to give it to them.


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