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    Hey jsharr

    Why are the tips of the leaves on my spider plant turning brown?

    BTW this isn't an "Go Ahead, Ask jsharr Anything" thread. This is some serious zchit.
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    Water them with distilled water. Also might do stuff to increase the surrounding humidity such as a bowl of water with pebbels/stones that they don't have access to but is open and directly underneath.
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    texas guy got it right. Too dry or too much direct sunlight if we are talking about spider plant or airplane plant, chlorophytum cosmosum. If we are talking about a dracean marginata, some call it dragon plant, then tip burn is due to flouride in the water. In either case, using distilled water will not hurt.
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    Holy ****. Horticultural know-how.

    Hey, jsharr: why do all my crops turn brown after the DEA flies their helicopters over it? Is this couch's fault somehow?

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    Hey jsharr, is SB actually Dr. Samuel Beckett in the 'nam episode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    Holy ****. Horticultural know-how.

    Hey, jsharr: why do all my crops turn brown after the DEA flies their helicopters over it? Is this couch's fault somehow?
    Couch and I have a double bad whammy at indoor plants so forget the DEA helicopters - anything couch and I come in contact with that incorporates indoor plants - will die. Even cactus, we suck at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    texas guy got it right. Too dry or too much direct sunlight if we are talking about spider plant or airplane plant, chlorophytum cosmosum. If we are talking about a dracean marginata, some call it dragon plant, then tip burn is due to flouride in the water. In either case, using distilled water will not hurt.
    The plants spend Summer outside in mostly filtered light but do get some blasts of morning sun. They get whatever rain that falls and well water, so no flouride, with the ocassional Miracle gro mixed in. I thought they might be missing some essential nutrient.
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    Moving from indoors to out, or vice versa could be an issue here, but most likely is not. Sometimes field grown tropical plants do not do well once moved indoors, unless they are properly acclimated first. Never been involved in that process, so no advice to offer there. In your opinion, has the amount of like the plants received changed substantially? Is the plant directly in the path of an air vent for your heat, where it might be getting dried out on the tips? Just some thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Couch and I have a double bad whammy at indoor plants so forget the DEA helicopters - anything couch and I come in contact with that incorporates indoor plants - will die. Even cactus, we suck at this.
    I have one word of advice for you here: plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    I have one word of advice for you here: plastic.
    my advice would be do not suck on cactus, but that is just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    my advice would be do not suck on cactus, but that is just me.



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