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why do plant leaves turn brown on the tips

Plants need differing amounts of water. When the leaf tips of an otherwise healthy plant turn an ugly brown, this can be caused by too much water or not enough. If the plant is being watered too frequently, excess water can pool on the ends of the leaves, causing them to rot and turn brown. If the plant is not getting enough water, the leaves will wilt, curl and begin to brown from the tips and up through the entire leaf.


One way to check water levels is to examine the rest of the plant. Do the stems or stalk look healthy? You also can stick your finger into the soil, which should not be muddy or bone dry. Most plants do best with consistent moisture. Adjust as needed. Most houseplants cannot live on only the soil in their pots and require a regular application of fertilizer.


This, too, can help keep the leaves green and healthy.
Growing and maintaining healthy houseplants is a generally uncomplicated process. Indoor plants are bred for their ability to thrive in a wide variety of conditions, and unlike outdoor plants they do not have to contend with insects or animals. However, most people will admit that their chief goal is to have attractive houseplants rather than simply healthy ones.


Even healthy plants develop some unsightly conditions, such as brown spots or especially brown leaf tips. Learning how to remove brown tips from the leaves of houseplants is a simple process that will help you keep your houseplants looking their best.

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