Umbrella Plants

I Have an Umbrella Plant That Is Dying

Anonymous added on September 24, 2015 | Answered

My umbrella plant is dying. The leaves turn brown on the edges, then die. It is not in direct sunlight and does not get overwatered. I water about once or twice a month. Can you help?

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Answered on September 26, 2015

Brown spots and edges in houseplants typically are caused by watering issues. I would first check to see if the plant is rootbound, which could prevent the roots from taking up water. That is most likely the cause. Additionally, it could be a fungus or even pests. Neem oil can help for both of these. For other reasons why plants get brown edges on leaves, this article will help:

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