Spider plant

David Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Sun Feb 16 19:44:17 EST 2003


Tipburn in spider plant is often caused by high levels of boron or
fluoride in the irrigation water or potting soil. You could check with
your water company and see how much boron and fluoride are in your tap
water. Fluoride is often added to prevent tooth decay. Superphosphate
contains fluoride, so is not recommended as a phosphate fertilizer for
spider plant.

Softened water is very bad for most houseplants, so be sure you aren't
using water from a water softener. Softened water contains sodium
which is often toxic to plants.

Monique Reed's recommendation to use distilled, deionized or or
reverse osmosis water is worthwhile.


References

Spider Plant Production Guide:
http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/Foliage/folnotes/spider.htm

On Gardening/Water Quality And Indoor Plants In The Winter:
http://www.psu.edu/ur/NEWS/news/nusswater.html




"mmcpherson0563" <mmcpherson0563 at rogers.com> wrote in message news:<h%53a.352809$pDv.351592 at news04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com>...
> Hi house,I have this spider plant that just won't get healthy.I have tried
> 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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