why do spider plants get brown tips

A: Spider plants tend to brown at the tips for one or more reasons, most commonly moisture stress. As the plant grows it requires more frequent watering because the plant is root-bound. If your plant has grown a great deal, it may need to be repotted into a larger pot or divided and part of it replanted in the same pot.

Also, winter heating can create a very dry atmosphere, and indoor plants suffer from the lack of humidity, especially if located near a heat vent or radiator. Moving the plant away from such heat sources, running a humidifier, grouping plants together or keeping them in a humid area (such as over the kitchen sink or in a bathroom where people shower) can help.
Divide and repot the spider plant in the spring.

Repot it again in the fall if it becomes extremely potbound and threatens to break its container.

While they like being a little crowded, spider plant roots can fill the pot to the point that water wonвt soak into the soil because of the tangled root growth below. Remove the plant from the pot. Cut off some of the fat white rhizomes on the surface with a strong serrated knife if theyвre overcrowding.

Cut the bottom one-fourth from the root ball and toss it on the compost heap. Split the remaining root ball vertically into halves or quarters. Repot the new spider plants with a good commercial potting soil.

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