Re: Indoor, brown leaves., Reuben Hofshi, 3. Mar 2014 03:54
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Hi Kristina,
Any one of the actions you take could cause these symptoms.
1. The burned leaf tips could well be caused by water quality especially chlorides.
2. excessive watering and lack od oxygen in the soil can cause the leaves to wilt.
3. Adding fertilizer can cause similar damage especially when combined with other stresses.
What I would do?
If the soil is too wet, you can tell by squeezing some of the soil in your and observe if the it sticks together and worse if water oozes out, then stop irrigating till the soil dries and then start irrigating but less frequently. Over irrigation will cause the roots to turn brown to black. If this is the case you might want to change the medium to sand with a little organic matter. If the fertilizer was the cause then you need to leach out the salts and fertilizer. In case over irrigating is not the issue then you leach out the fertilizer by rinsing and leaching, carefully replace the soil so the fertilizer laden soil is mostly removed.
In case the pot is small and the roots are over-crowded which you can tell by observing the roots and if the plant is root bound (the roots form a spiral especially at the base of the container) you will need to move the plant to a larger container.
Let us know when you will find out the symptoms.
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