Spider Plants

Browning of Leaves on Spider Plant Now That It Has Been Moved Inside

Anonymous added on October 15, 2011 | Answered

In spring and summer, I hang my spider plant out on the porch. It thrives there and the leaves get so green and lush. In October, I bring it back inside and within 1 to 2 weeks the leaves begin to turn brown and it wilts. Any thoughts on why this occurs and suggestions?

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Answered on October 15, 2011

Do not worry too much. Most likely this is from its adjstment to the indoors, which typically contains drier air than outside. It usually helps to mist plants or add a humidifier to increase the humidity level in the home. You might also want to trim out the brown foliage. Another cause to browning comes from the type of water you give it. If it's acustomed to receiving rainwater, then regular tap water (which is usually full of chemicals) can cause the plant to brown. Try some distilled water or leave the tap water sitting out awhile before use if this is a problem. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spider-plant/pruning-spider-plants.htm

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