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Why are my house plants leaves turning brown on the tips.
I have house plants, what makes the leaves turn brown at the tips and what can I do to stop this.
Hi, When houseplants get brown tips on their leaves it's generally an indication of poor watering habits. The best way to water a houseplant is to thoroughly flush it until water runs freely out the drainage holes. Shallow watering an cause brown tips on the leaves. But, brown tips are also an indication of lack of humidity. Many of our houseplants are native to jungle conditions so if your home is very dry, you'll need to mist your plants and give them a shower every few days. Brown leaf tips can also indicate a build up of salts from too much fertilizer or from softened water. Don't overfertilize your houseplants and if you use softened water, buy distilled water to keep your plants happy.
Get tips for adding more humidity: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/care/houseplant-humidity-guidelines/