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Spider plant

Cereoid+10 cereoid at prodigy.net
Fri Feb 14 13:29:26 EST 2003

You're not doing anything wrong.

Leaf tips turning brown is normal for Chlorophytum comosum. That's the way
it grows in the wild, in gardens or as a houseplant.

Many gardeners have tried to rationalize various causes for it but it is
just the way the plant grows (and dies).

Take a pair of scissirs and cut diagonally to remove the dead tips if they
offend you.

Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3E4CFF7A.B65DCD8F at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> This sounds like water stress, which may be caused by
> --too little water.
> --too much water.  Roots have rotted and the plant can't take up
> water.
> --wrong kind of water.  If your water has a high salt content, salt
> build-up in the soil can keep roots from being able to take up water.
> What to do?  Use deionized, distilled, or reverse osmosis water
> instead of tap water.  Water thoroughly when the soil is dry.  Do not
> let the pot sit in standing water.  Re-pot if what runs out of your
> pot is yellow or brown (indicates salt build-up.)
> M. Reed
> .
> mmcpherson0563 wrote:
> >
> > Hi house,I have this spider plant that just won't get healthy.I have
> > everything but the tips of every leaf dies and turn brown.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> > All replies welcomed and appreciated.

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