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My Purple Fountain Grass

My purple fountain grass has brown, dry tips on the leaves; how can I control this, and what causes it? I didn't have this problem last year. They are in containers, facing south (lots of sun). I live on LI, in NY. thank you!
Submitted by ndpettit46

Hi, Generally when a plant like this gets brown tips, it's due to frequent, but shallow watering. Each time you water, be sure to "flush" the soil so water runs out the bottom of the pot.

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