Does anyone know why my spider plant is turning yellow?


Should I take it out of direct sunlight? Also the tips are brown and crispy???

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 27, 2019

    Check two things: minerals and watering. First my grandma was an expert gardener, she taught me to check soil in potted plants by using my finger. Poke it in the soil up to the first knuckle. If the soil feels dry, water; if it feels moist wait and try again another day soon. Then epsom salts do help green up plants. You might try a couple tablespoons in a gallon of water. Direct sunlight should be ok.

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    • Mary Mary on Mar 27, 2019

      Depending on your location full sun can cook your spider plant. Keep her moist & in indirect sunlight, I'm in FL. Mine is under an oak tree, mostly shade & its growing like a weed.

  • Amanda Amanda on Mar 27, 2019

    Hi Tyna. You should move it. Spider plants don't like direct sun light. Good Luck!

  • Mona Plunkett Mona Plunkett on Mar 28, 2019

    The browning on the tips is from mineral salts build up. Best way to deal with that is to take the drain tray off, then flush the pot with running water to wash out the build up. Use distilled water or filtered water (carbon filtering) to help eliminate the minerals prior to watering. Periodically flush the plant to help keep build up to a minimum. As for the yellowing, it could be direct sunlight is the culprit, indirect is usually the best for indoors plants as they seem to be more delicate. Possible it needs feeding. I grew spider plants in my previous home and cooked one by keeping it in direct light...the other was in indirect light and it thrived. Hope this helps and hope your plant recovers.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 28, 2019

    I agree with everyone that says to keep your spider plant in indirect sunlight. I hang mine on the north side of my house under the eaves and shaded by our huge maple tree and it does just great. When I take them in for the winter, I keep them out of the way of the grow lights and the area that the south windows let in the light and they do great. They really don't have a love for sunlight and won't thrive well. I just use plain tap water to water all my plants, we don't have a water softener. When they are outside I water until the water starts flowing out of the plants, in the house I put them in the tub every few weeks to do the same, otherwise I just water until a little comes out into the tray I have underneath it and mist them once a week.

  • Tyna Tyna on Mar 28, 2019

    Thank you everyone for the answers.. I took her out of the direct sun and she is already recovering!!! It's amazing how fast plants work.. i'm trying hard to get a green thumb lol

  • Ygr25948378 Ygr25948378 on Mar 28, 2019

    Take it out of direct sunlight and make sure it is not being over-watered. Normally when you over-water a plant, the leaf tips get brown and crinkled. Also try and turn over the soil all around the plant, from the bottom to the top. You can do this by using an old knife/form which is as tall as the container the plant is in.

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