However they can be temperamental and finicky when the seasons change.
|Here, not only are the tips of the leaves turning brown...
|Entire edges of some leaves are turning brown and papery thin.
2). root bound - too small of pot
3). chlorine in water
4). lack of humidity
Lack of humidity and chlorine I suspect are the culprits here. Since I moved, this plant has suffered every winter. I let it dry out between watering and water making sure that I don't overly soak the pot.
Because I have forced air for heat, I try and relocate it during the colder months to avoid this from happening. I've even tried grouping it with other plants to create a more humid spot, but with forced air in the room fed by two heat vents, it's hard to maintain adequate humidity in the room.
On closer inspection, I've noticed water marks on the leaves from watering.
|My hard tap water is leaving marks as the water droplets dry.
Hard minerals and chlorine in tap water is quite harsh on plants. Most house plants grow in soil-less mixtures and with the added loss of humidity, tap water can be tough on plant roots. From now on, I will use tap water that has sit for several days. Allowing the chlorine to dissipate. As for the hard minerals, I may use the water from my dehumidifier to see if it's any better for my plants.
For now, I have cut back any leaves that are browning. Any stems that have begun to have spots.