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by Bobbi Jo on July 24, 2006 06:33 AM
I have a spider plant whose tips are all brown, she does have some healthy leaves, so I think she's ok? How do I care for her now? Should I cut her brown tips??
by Jiffymouse on July 24, 2006 11:52 AM
the brown tips won't hurt, they are from some kind of stress, either too much/not enough water or sunburn.

they like to get a little dry between waterings, and they like bright light, but not full sun.
by Bobbi Jo on July 24, 2006 12:09 PM
Thanks, probobly stress from moving, just got a new house!
Thanks for the feedback
by Jiffymouse on July 25, 2006 06:42 AM
that will do it! mine can tell when my work schedule changes [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
by Triss on July 25, 2006 07:03 AM
Should the brown tips be cut off?

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by Jiffymouse on July 26, 2006 06:24 AM
only if they bother you. they won't hurt the plant.
by Triss on July 26, 2006 06:40 AM
Thanks Jiffy!

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by Frisha on July 26, 2006 07:32 AM
Spider plants will also form brown tips form chemicals in tap water as well. Floride I think but not sure on exactly which one it is that causes it.
by Jiffymouse on July 26, 2006 01:15 PM
frisha, you are right. i have well water and had forgotten that.
by Triss on July 26, 2006 02:00 PM
So how do I get around that one? I am pretty sure we have flouride in our water here.

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by Bill on July 26, 2006 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by Triss:
So how do I get around that one? I am pretty sure we have flouride in our water here.
[teacher] Let your tap water sit in an open container for 24 hours and the chlorine, flouride and other chemicals will evaporate. That will also bring the water up to room temperature, which is less shocking to your plants.

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by Triss on July 26, 2006 02:22 PM
Thanks for that! Will start doing that for all my houseplants now. A good use for my empty milk jugs!

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