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Q.Tips of Green Foliage Turn Brown

Anonymous added on March 28, 2011 | Answered

Please tell me how to correct this problem. The tips turn brown on both spider plant and calla lily.

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Answered on March 29, 2011

I'm assuming these are grown as houseplants. That being said, browning of leaf tips is generally normal and will not harm either plant. This is oftentimes the result of fluoride found in water, which causes salt buildup in the soil. It usually helps to periodically leach plants by giving them a thorough watering to flush out excess salts. Be sure to allow the water to drain out and repeat as needed. It may also help to use distilled water or rainwater when irrigating plants.

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