Spider Plants

My Spider Plant Grows New Healthy-Looking Leaves

Zone New Jersey | baby added on August 2, 2013 | Answered

Healthy leaves get to a point where the leaf looks cut off and brown at edges. I did repot it 6 months ago & trimmed the roots. Is it something in the water (from tap) or the root trimming causing this?

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Answered on August 2, 2013

My guess is the water. I'm on city water, and have always had brown tips on spiders and aloe vera. It's the price we pay for convenience. I've found that if you trim the leaf where only a sliver of brown is left, it doesn't get brown as quickly. Maybe distilled or spring water would prevent this, but in my case, watering a greenhouse with anything but tap water wouldn't be feasible.

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