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Brown Tips for Prevent Spider Plant

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If you are a gardener, you have probably experienced this grief with indoor plants…

You collect your new spider plant, put it in a pot, then the ends of the leaves turn brown or black. I also went through it with my spider plant.

The leaves usually turn brownish, which is due to various careless mistakes on our part – Humidity, Stress and overexposure to the sun are the most common factors.

So, let’s discuss what you can do to prevent brown tips or your spider plant from turning brown!

6 Most common reasons for brown tips on Spider leaves

Chlorophytum comosum are popular indoor plants for their ability to thrive in suboptimal growing conditions such as indirect light. They will even produce spinning and flowers without much effort. However, it is quite common for the leaves to appear dead, black, crispy or brown.

Here are some reasons why your leaves are turning brown and how you can prevent this from happening.

Follow these simple steps every day/week to remove the tips of the brown leaves from your spider plant:

  • Uniform watering – water only when the soil is almost dry
  • Bright indirect sunlight When grown indoors; partial to shaded light when grown outdoors
  • Feed with a weakly water-soluble fertilizer – in matter of salt accumulation, rinse the soil thoroughly with water
  • Pour it with fluoride-free water
  • Monitor humidity

Stress due to excessive or insufficient watering

Water stress is a common cause of brown leaf tips in spider plants and can be due to excessive and insufficient watering of your plant.

When overwatered, excess water causes the roots to rot, which stops the flow of water and nutrients to the rest of the plant, resulting in brown tips of the leaves. Without solving the problem, brown spikes are caused on the spider plant and end up finishing your precious houseplant.

In matter of underwatering, the leaves dry slowly. Chlorophytum comosum loves the soil, which dries out mainly between waterings, but does not dry out completely. The lack of moisture will make the leaves of your plants brown.

For an underwatered plant, just evaluate the potted mixture you are using and the humidity level in your container, then make sure to water it frequently.

With a plant that has been watered too much, if the root rot is too much, you will have to remove these areas of the plant to allow your plant to survive.

Now, if your next question is how often you should water a spider plant to make sure it never suffers from water stress, simply insert your index finger into the soil of your plant. When the first two centimeters are dry, your plant needs to be watered!

Also make sure to repot your overwatered plant in fresh potting soil or some kind of fresh soil. Use a well-drained soil and a pot with a good drainage system to avoid overwatering. Remember to always empty the saucer some time after watering your plant – this will ensure that the soil of your spider plant does not absorb unnecessary moisture.

Fluoride content in water

Over time, fluoride can be toxic to your plants! Spider plants often suffer from browning peaks when you expose them to fluoride-laden tap water. Tap water is often fluoridated to prevent cavities.

The fluoride from the tap water ends up accumulating in your potting soil and begins to harm your health. It inhibits the natural process of photosynthesis of your plant and can even damage some of its tissues. Finally, it leaves the stomata of the leaf of your plant and browns the edges. So make sure that your tap water does not contain fluoride.

If you doubtful that fluoride is causing brown tips on the leaves, rinse the soil regularly with distilled water. To rinse the soil, pour a few containers of distilled water into your plant’s pot and give it a few minutes to drain completely. Once it is drained, rinse it and drain it again.

Rainwater works wonders for rinsing the tap water fluoride from the soil of your plant. Also use a calcium-rich soil to avoid possible fluoride toxicity that prevents brown tips.

Over-fertilization, as a result of which salts accumulate

Salt deposits due to excessive fertilization are also a common cause of brown tips of spider plants. Giving your spider plant too much fertilizer will lead to plant toxicity and may even damage your plant’s roots – this will eventually turn the leaf tips brown.

A quick solution for excessive fertilization is to repot your plant in fresh soil. You can also stop fertilizing your plant and rinse the soil with water. This will eliminate the excessive accumulation of salt that has accumulated as a result of frequent fertilization and bring it back to a balanced state.

A spider plant only needs to be fertilized every 3 months during the growing season. Use a diluted, balanced and water-soluble Fert to feed your spider plant. Don’t overdo it!

Too much sun exposure

Spider plants that are outside in your garden like shady places and even decent moisture in your soil. They do not like the scorching sun – it’s too hot and the soil dries out completely. So make sure to place your spider plant outdoors in a shady place with moderate light.

For indoor spider plants, place your plant in a place where bright, indirect or filtered light is possible. It will grow happily without forming brown tips. Overexposure to direct sunlight will burn your plant’s leaves and baby spiders, causing brown tips! Keep your mother plant happy so that these puppies will also be happy.

Low Humidity

Spider plants need high humidity to thrive and bloom. With low humidity, spider plants dry out and acquire brown tips. Therefore, be sure to place your indoor spider plant in a room with high humidity during the winter season.

During the summer season, you can maintain high humidity by watering them on time, grouping them with other indoor plants or using a moisture tray. This will help you get a healthy spider plant.


If the leaves of your spider plant turn black, this is a sure sign of bacterial leaf rot or root rot. Leaf spots begin with light spots on the tips of the leaves that slowly turn brown and then black. Bacterial leaf spot is often the result of too hot and humid conditions. Root rot causes the leaves to collapse and sometimes a mushy plant base.

To prevent the spread of these ailments, avoid aerial watering and remove all affected leaves and damaged foliage. Unfortunately, if these ailments affect the stems, you will have to get rid of your plant because it will die and could infect other indoor plants in your garden.

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