Plants turning brown!

Edwin Hutton e.hutton at ic.ac.uk
Mon Jan 29 04:02:04 EST 2001


Mick Block wrote:
> 
> > "Marcus Jones" <marcus.jones at yale.edu> wrote
> > > A question and plea for help.
> > >
> > > Several of the houseplants in our apartment are beginning to wither and
> > > turn brown at the leaves' edge, despite our best efforts.  What could be
> > > the cause of this, and how might we avert it?
> > >
> > >         Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> > >
> > >             Marcus Jones
> > >
> > >
> There may not be enough humidity in your apartment.
> Try using a small humidifier.
> or fill the plants tray halfway with  gravel and water. Just not enough
> water to seep back into the bottom of the pot.
> The evaporation of this water will creat a small area of slight humidity
> around the plant.

On the other hand the only pot plant I ever had to take care of
in the office went brown round the edges of the leaves because
I over watered it.

Edwin Hutton






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