Burnt or dry leaves

Leaves that fall to the ground decompose and release nutrients

At some times of the year it is common to discover that some of our plants have dry-tipped leaves. This happens frequently in the case of plants of interior and due to excess heat. The funny thing is that the plants do not need to be exposed to summer temperatures to suffer from this problem, since a excess heat in the environment can also lead to dry leaves.

The burnt tips They can also appear if the environment is too dry, typical of air conditioning systems, or if the plant is exposed to a window with direct sunlight. The burns usually appear on the tips of the leaves or in some areas of the leaves. In the first case, they are due to environmental dryness, in the second by the excessive direct sun exposure through windows.

Because this symptom appears more frequently in large-leaved plants it is desirable cut out the damaged part with scissors and trying to preserve the shape of the leaf. If the plant has wide and large leaves, it is recommended cut the whole leaf. The good news is that the spots do not spread so it is only a matter of time before the plant looks green again.

When discovering burns on the leaves of your indoor plants, remember to check where the plant is located and other aspects such as environmental dryness, the frequency of irrigation and the season of the year. In this way, you can modify the conditions to avoid stains.

Why do the tips of the leaves turn brown?

Air currents

When we acquire an indoor plant and place it in a walkway area, or near a window that we usually have open, it is very common for plant leaves to turn brown. They can even become like this too if you are very close to a wall.

To avoid or solve it, it will be enough to put it in an area where there are no drafts, far enough away from the walls.

Lack of water

The brown tips they are usually the first sign that the plant is going thirsty, either because of the lack of irrigation or because there is little rainfall.

While the brown tips will not turn green again, you can prevent it from getting worse simply by watering the plant more often.

Ferns want a lot of water
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The soil or substrate does not hold water

Substrate for plants

This cause may be closely related to the previous one. If we have the plant in a very porous soil, or in a pot with a sandy type substrate, the roots may have difficulties to absorb the amount of water they need.. In addition, if the soil that we have put in the pot has a tendency to compact excessively, it will not be able to absorb the water either.

What to do in these cases? It will depend on where we have the plant:

  • Land: Before planting, you can mix the soil with peat or mulch if the water seeps in too quickly, that is, if it does not take more than a couple of seconds. In the case that it is already planted, you can put a layer of about 4-5cm thick of these substrates to keep it moist for a longer time.
  • Flower pot:
    • Sandy type substrate: unless we have succulent plants, it is best to transplant the plant and put substrates that contain peat, mulch or compost.
    • Substrate too compacted: when this happens, you have to immerse the pot in a container with water and leave it there for at least 30 minutes so that the soil is well soaked.

The roots have no space or are damaged

We often make the mistake of not transplanting the plants for a long time, because of this, we force them to be in a container where little by little the roots run out of space and nutrients. The less thought day, the leaves start to get ugly, with brown tips. In addition, if we water or fertilize them in excess, they can be damaged.

Therefore, if we have a plant that has not been transplanted or / or fertilized for a long time, it is highly recommended to move it to a larger pot with new substrate, and / or fertilize it with specific fertilizers from spring to late summer.

daphne smells
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Sunburned leaves

Sunburned leaves are probably one of the most common causes. We buy, for example, a precious Cycas revolutaWe put it outside in full sun and the next day we see that it has some burned leaves. Why? Because that particular plant has not been acclimatized.

What to do in case of sunburned leaves? Well, the first thing is to put it in semi-shadow, where you can recover from what happened. We will leave it there for a couple of weeks, and we will cut off those leaves that have been very damaged and have hardly any chlorophyll. After that time, we will gradually and gradually expose it to the sun, starting in spring. The '' calendar '' to follow could be this:

  • First fortnight: two hours of direct light, either early morning or late afternoon.
  • Second fortnight: four hours of direct light, either early morning or late afternoon.
  • Third fortnight: six hours of direct light.
  • Fourth fortnight: eight hours of direct light.

At all times, you have to go reviewing the sheets to see if they suffer burns or not. In case we see that they are burning, we will decrease the exposure time.

Excess fertilizer

Excess fertilizer

The subscriber is one of the most important tasks that everyone who has plants must do, but as necessary as doing it, is to do it well, carefully reading the label on the container, since If we overdo it, the roots will burn and die.

To try to fix it, we can water conscientiously. Thus the excess of mineral salts will move away from the roots.

What are the causes of yellow leaves on plants? 

Lack of minerals

leaf lacking in minerals

Plants need a series of minerals in order to grow and develop. If any are missing, the leaves will turn yellow quickly, usually from a lack of iron or magnesium. Let's know how to differentiate it:

  • Iron deficiency: the young leaves begin to turn yellow, leaving the nerves well visible. It is solved by giving iron chelates (for sale here!).
  • Lack of magnesium: Older leaves begin to turn yellow, from the veins to the edges. It is solved by giving it fertilizers rich in magnesium.


yellow leaf

If we have bought a tropical plant and have left it outside, or we have, for example, a tree that, although it resists frost, is the first winter that passes with us, it is normal for the leaves to turn yellow from the cold.

In these cases, avoid exposing sensitive plants to low temperatures. With garden plants, you will not need to do anything, as long as we know that you can really adapt to living in these conditions.

Lack of water

If a lot of time passes and we do not water, the leaves will wrinkle and yellow, to the point where they could fall. Fortunately, there is a solution: give it a good watering.

Excess of water


There are many maples with yellow leaves
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Without water there is no life, but with an excess of it plants have great difficulties to exist. For this reason, it is very important to control watering, and water only when the soil is dry. If the lower leaves start to yellow, you are probably suffering from excess water.

Getting it back is difficult, but you can try the following:

  1. First, it is removed from the pot, being careful not to break the root ball.
  2. Afterwards, it is wrapped with several layers of absorbent paper.
  3. Then it is placed in a bright room for as long as necessary, until the soil has lost all moisture.
  4. After that time, it is planted in a pot that has previously had a layer of volcanic clay.
  5. After 3-4 days, it is watered.

End of his life

The leaves, even those of those perennials, have their own life expectancy. Depending on the species, they can live for a few months to a few years before yellowing and dropping. So if we observe that the lower leaves start to get ugly, but otherwise ok, there is nothing to worry about.

It's autumn

Autumn leaves

During the fall, many trees and bushes wear their beautiful yellow ball gown. Why? Because chlorophyll production, which is what gives the green color to the leaves, stops. In doing so, carotenoids emerge, which are responsible for transferring the energy of sunlight and also giving them their yellow color.

Tree leaf in autumn
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tangerine with yellow leaves

At certain times of the year it is common to discover that some of our plants have dry-tipped leaves that can appear if the environment is too dry, or if the plant is exposed to a window with direct sun. The burns usually appear on the tips of the leaves or in some areas of the leaves. In the first case, they are due to environmental dryness, in the second due to excessive exposure to direct sunlight through the windows.

Because this symptom appears more often in large-leaved plants It is convenient to cut out the damaged part with a scissors and trying to preserve the shape of the leaf. If the plant has wide and large leaves, it is recommended to cut the entire leaf. The good thing is that the spots do not spread so it is only a matter of time before the plant looks green again.

When discovering burns on the leaves of your plants remember to check where the plant is located and other aspects such as the dryness of the environment, the frequency of irrigation and the season of the year. In this way, you can modify the conditions to avoid stains.

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  1.   Beatriz said

    All the leaves of my plants have brown tips. Is it due to heat or lack of water?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Beatriz.
      It is most likely due to heat. If you can, put them in a cooler corner, or place bowls or glasses of water around them to increase the humidity around them. This will prevent the sheets from being damaged further.
      Greetings 🙂.

  2.   Jose Espinel said

    The leaves of my plants are burning, what can I do?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Jose Espinel.
      A plant can have burnt leaves for several reasons:
      -excess of fertilizer: in this case, if you are in summer, I recommend you soak the substrate well with water.
      -Thermal stress: whether it is due to heat or cold, it is highly advisable to administer some vegetable biostimulant (of the same brand).
      -continuous rubbing when being in a transit area: in these cases, you have to change its location.
      -Lack of irrigation: if the land is very dry, you have to increase the frequency of irrigation.

      A greeting.

  3.   polished angel said

    They gave me the wrong ratio of 10 30 10 and burned my plants. What am I supposed to do now?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Angela.
      I recommend you change the substrate for a new one, and wait to see how they react.
      I hope they improve.
      A greeting.

      1.    Angela Pulido said

        Hello Monica, the person who sold me the substrate gave me a measure each, I calculate that it makes about 3 tablespoons, I applied it in the afternoon and in the morning after all my plants had their leaves burned ...
        I've been rinsing them as much as I can but I'm afraid they won't bloom again.

        1.    Monica Sanchez said

          Hi Angela.
          We will have to wait and see. I would recommend changing the substrate for a universal one, and see how it goes.
          A greeting.

          1.    Angela Pulido said

            Monica, thank you very much for your time.

          2.    Monica Sanchez said

            Thanks to you, greetings.

  4.   DORA said


    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello dora.
      What plant is it? And one more question, are you in winter now, right?
      Before watering it is highly advisable to check the humidity of the soil. To do this, you can insert a thin wooden stick (the kind used in Chinese restaurants) to the bottom. If when you take it out it comes out practically clean, it is because the earth is dry and therefore it can be watered.
      You can also weigh the pot once it is watered, and after a few days later.
      If it has a plate underneath, I recommend removing it, as the roots could rot.
      A greeting.

  5.   Maria Ignacia Lastra said

    Hello, I have a plant outdoors and a couple of days ago I transplanted it to my window box, but I kept the location it had since I germinated it (3 to 4 weeks ago), unfortunately after transplanting the tips of the extra leaves downstairs they are drying up, I'm in spring although the season seems summer I hope your help!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Maria.
      It is normal that during the first days some leaves turn yellow and fall.
      In any case, you can water it with homemade rooting hormones from time to time, so that it sprouts new roots. On this article we explain how to do them.
      A greeting.

  6.   Marisol said

    Hi, I'm from Chile, I plant apple seeds and they all sprouted, but now they are about half a meter and they are getting brown leaves and some white ones, especially the new ones. I don't want them to dry out by fbvoer

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello marisol.
      How often do you water them? It is important not to overwater, as the roots could rot.
      My advice is that you water them no more than 3 times a week in spring and summer, up to 2 the rest of the year.

  7.   Victoria Flores said

    Hello Monica, I wanted to consult you since I have a row of liquidambar and only the last five remain with the leaves that start to burn from the tip until they are almost completely burned. They sprout and survive as best they can. Can you tell me if it is a plague or something on the ground? What can I do… Thank you!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Victoria.
      Where are you from?
      To ensure that they are always beautiful and, above all, healthy, my advice is to fertilize them with fertilizers rich in iron. You can use a specific fertilizer for acidophilic plants for this.
      If they do not improve, then surely there is some plague in the soil, so it would not hurt to treat -the soil- with Cypermethrin.
      A greeting.

  8.   saida said

    I think the sun burned my plant through the window, its leaves bent, how do I revive it?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Saida.
      Put your plant in a place where it receives a lot of natural light but not directly or through the window.
      She alone will eventually recover.
      Water twice a week and fertilize it with nitrophoska (pouring a small tablespoon every 15 days).
      A greeting.

  9.   daniel said

    I have a 1-year-old jacaranda from seed it is in direct soil but now I notice that (its leaves are composed of many small leaves turn yellow) it is growing well also some are flat burnt brown where I live it is winter but they are not cold it is tropical 13 degrees minimum and rarely. What I can do?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Daniel.
      As it is a young plant, it could be that fungi began to affect it. My advice is to treat it with a fungicide to avoid them, following the instructions specified on the product's packaging.
      Anyway, if you see that it worsens or does not improve, upload photos to tinypic or imageshack and we will look for a solution.
      A greeting.

  10.   Maria manrique said

    Hello to my indoor plant, cuts began to appear in the middle of some leaves and then they began to get burned from the edges and then the leaf turns yellow and withers and part of the stem is brown, please help I do not want let my plant die, I don't know what its name is, the plant has a large and long leaf and I have been with it for almost a year, thanks

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Maria.
      From what you indicate, it seems that your plant is having excess moisture. During the winter the frequency of irrigation should be less, since the growth rate is much slower due to the low temperatures.
      My advice is to water less, every 5-6 days. If you have a plate underneath, remove the excess water 15 to 20 minutes after watering.
      It is also recommended that you treat it with fungicide to prevent fungi from damaging it.
      A greeting.

  11.   flower said

    Hello Monica, good morning: I live in Canada, we are in the winter season, I have 2 plants of dollar flame, both are like burning the leaves and the other is the same and I pull a lot of mosquitoes and I do not want it to dry out in summer I water it every 10 days and today I water it every 15 days in advance, thank you for your advice.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Flower.
      From what he counts, it seems that they are going a bit cold.
      Where do you have them located? If you have it outside, I would recommend that you keep them indoors, in a room where a lot of natural light enters and where they are protected from drafts (both cold and warm).
      So that they do not get worse, you can add a small spoonful (of the coffee ones) of Nitrofoska once a month. This will help keep your roots at a more comfortable temperature than outside.
      As for watering, now in winter you have to water little: every 15-20 days.
      A greeting.

  12.   Adrian said

    Good morning, I have a lemon balm plant that I transplanted into a planter and after 3 weeks it has all the tips of the leaves brown and even though I remove the bad leaves, I water it just enough and I have it in semi shade, someone could make me a hand? Thanks.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Adrian.
      It is normal that the plants suffer a little with the transplant.
      Anyway, how do you water? I mean, does the whole earth get well soaked? It is that sometimes it happens that the water runs off the sides, or that the necessary amount of water is not added.
      If you have a plate under it, remove any excess water ten minutes after watering to prevent the roots from coming into contact with it.

      Even so, if you want to upload a photo to tinypic (or some image hosting website) and copy the link here to see it.

      A greeting.

  13.   Andrés said

    Every year in summer, the leaves of an ivy that I have in the garden dry up, there is no lack of water, but if it gets enough sun, between 14:20 p.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., in areas that do not get so much sun they are green and healthy. What I can do?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Andres.
      In what area do you have it? You could put shading mesh if you have it as a ground cover or on a not very high surface. But if you have it covering a wall, I would recommend pruning it and moving it to put another one more resistant to the sun such as the Campsis radicans.
      A greeting.

  14.   sandra carrasco Horrillo said

    Hello, good morning, my name is Sandra, a couple of months ago they gave me a pot with a sunflower, as it had grown super fast, I transplanted it to a bigger one. And this great. But for a while here my leaves are losing their color to a yellowish hue, and the edges have burned a bit. I live in Manchester so there is very little light here and I have to be with the plant everywhere looking for some sun. And when it rains or is very windy I have to put it inside. I don't know if I water it a lot or not, but I water it every two three days. I had to put a stick on it to hold the stem because it fell to one side. I know that it is condemned to die and it makes me very sad because it has many new shoots to come out but since it will die at least extend it as long as possible. Because the plant continues to grow. I have to transplant it back to the ground or I can continue with it in the pot, it has space. Thank you.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Sandra.
      If you have the possibility of planting it in the ground, better do it. It will grow stronger and produce larger flowers.
      But hey, if you want more to have it in a pot, change it to a larger one when roots grow out of the drainage holes.
      By the way, have you paid for it? If you haven't, I recommend doing it with guano (liquid) or another organic fertilizer such as algae extract, or with a universal fertilizer for plants (only if you are not going to consume the pipes) following the instructions specified on the package.
      A greeting.

  15.   Karla espinoza said

    Hello, I live in El Paso, TX, I have some trees in my garden, the earth is generally clayey, and I have the problem that they bloom well in spring, but as summer enters, the new shoots begin to burn, I don't know what to put them, I love gardening but it frustrates me that they do not give well, what can I do, thank you!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Karla.
      Where are you from? If you are from an area with a very hot climate, it may be that your trees need an almost daily watering.
      Try to water more frequently, and fertilize them in spring and summer with organic fertilizers (such as manure for example, putting a 2-3 cm thick layer around the trunk once a month).
      A greeting.

  16.   Andrew said

    Hi, I'm Andrea, I have a plant, it's an orchid, its leaves were very large and green, one week ago a leaf turned yellow and fell, and from there all the leaves have burned tips, this week I noticed that another leaf It is turning yellow, and from what I see all the leaves are going the same way, what is happening or what can I do to stop the leaves from burning and falling completely?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Andrea.
      Does it get direct sunlight at some point? How often do you water it?
      If it gets the sun or if it is watered excessively, the leaves turn yellow quickly and fall off. To avoid this, protect it from sunlight and water it no more than two or three times a week with rainwater or lime-free.
      A greeting.

  17.   Caroline Arias said

    Hello, I'm Carolina, about two months ago I germinated some sunflower seeds, of which I sowed only one, due to ignorance I sowed it in a small pot, the plant is already about 35 / 40cm and the flower sprouted about a week ago, but the The oldest leaf began to turn yellow and it is already completely, the one above that one, has the half dry and one of the new ones, has the dry point, the others are relatively fine, would you know why it is and what can I do? make? Thank you in advance

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Caroline.
      Most likely, it is nothing. Sunflowers, after blooming, die; So if the lowermost leaves have started to turn yellow, don't worry, it's normal.
      A greeting.

  18.   Franci Paola Jimenez said

    Hello, good afternoon, by mistake, I applied too much sodium bicarbonate to my blackberry silver and now it looks as if it were burned and that worries me what I can do to recover it. Thank you, I will be attentive to your answer.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Franci.
      Give plenty of water (without puddling). So in time it will recover.
      A greeting.

  19.   Gisele said

    Hello, I bought colored calla lilies and their leaves turn yellow and fall off. I have the plant indoors near a window. I fertilized them and their leaves continue to fall the same. I would appreciate your help. What am I doing wrong. Thanks. Greetings

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Gisele.
      You might be a victim of the magnifying glass effect. The solar rays, when penetrating the glass, burn the leaves of the plants.
      I recommend you move the coves away from the window, so they do not burn.
      A greeting.

  20.   MYRIAM said


    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Myriam.
      I recommend treating them with a universal insecticide spray. This will eliminate the pests that they may have.
      A greeting.

  21.   Raymundo Garcia said


    I am from Mexicali, BC, Mexico
    I have an Orchid tree or cow's hoof. It has been planted for a long time and the edges of the leaves are burned.
    From the moment they start to emerge, the small shoots can be seen with dry edges until the hello grows and the entire circumference becomes dry. The tree continues to sprout but it looks ugly with many burnt leaves as from the cold or lack of water. Could you please recommend something to know how to correct the problem. Greetings

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Reymundo.
      You may be running low on compost. I recommend you pay it in spring and summer with organic fertilizers, such as guano or manure (chicken manure is highly recommended, due to its rapid effectiveness, although if you can get it fresh, let it dry for a week in the sun).
      Add a layer of about 3-4 cm, mix it a little with the most superficial layer of the earth and water.
      A greeting.


    Hello, this is the first time I write to you, please guide me, I have made in my house and the last one I bought seems to have a goat's head, I planted it in a very large pot, but soon after the leaves began to turn brown. and there are others that are very green but I want to know how I can make my fern recover, should I cut the affected leaves or it is missing some mineral or vitamin, I await your answer. Thanks.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Marilu.
      Yes, cut off the bad leaves.
      One question: how often do you water it? The fern wants a lot of water, but if it is overwatered the roots will rot.
      Therefore, it must be watered 3-4 times in summer and every 4-5 days the rest of the year. If you have a plate underneath, remove the excess water ten minutes after watering.
      A greeting.

  23.   Sandra osuna said

    Hello. I have a small palm, in a small pot. I'm sorry I don't know the name.
    The leaves are thin. The tips turn brown, dry, and their leaves turn light green.
    I do not know what to do. I do not know where they are placed, how much water to put. I would appreciate your advice. Thanks!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Sandra.
      Palm trees need to be in a room with plenty of light (but not direct), and be watered 3 times a week in summer and somewhat less the rest of the year.
      If you have a plate underneath, you must remember to remove the water that has been left over ten minutes after watering.
      You have more information here!.
      A greeting.

  24.   Raymundo Garcia said

    I have a cow pezoña or white orchid tree
    The leaves from when they are born are with dry edges and the developed leaf has 40% burned and with a poor green color only in the veins that could be. Here it is very hot in Summer 52 degrees Celsius and in winter we can be below zero Mexicali BC Mexico. It is spring and a neighbor is blooming, he has another pink color and his leaves are not the same. It looks like it's always drying out. It has already been several years like this, 5.
    Greetings and thanks.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Reymundo.
      I recommend you water it daily at those temperatures. From what you count, he seems to be suffering from thirst.
      A greeting.

  25.   Mireia said

    Hello, I have a ribbon or bad mother and the leaves are turning ugly like reddish, what's wrong?
    And what do I do?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Mireia.
      It may be that it is in direct sunlight at some point. If so, I recommend putting it a little more in the shade.
      If not that, send us a photo through our Facebook profile to se her.
      A greeting.

  26.   Marcela Riquelme said

    Hello, I am from Chile and I have a lily jasmine from Paraguay that I transplanted from soil to soil, but now it has become very withered, its leaves have turned brown and they are all falling off, we put organic soil on it when we changed it, but it continues to die and You don't see any sprouts or anything, is it dying?
    Thank you, I loved your page.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Marcela.
      You probably need more time to recover. Give it a good pruning: trim its branches by a third and water it from time to time with these homemade rooting agents.
      Regards and good luck.

  27.   Daniel said

    Hello, I am from Puerto Deseado, province of Santa Cruz, I have two succulents and I am disoriented: the first is a gratpto petalun Paraguayan and the lower leaves are drying and falling since a bud came out on the stem and a spike on the rosette, and the second one, I don't know what it is called, I bought it 10 days ago it is a rosette with elongated spatula-type leaves with a shade between green and purple, the problem with this is that the lower leaves become flabby and fall I tell you that we are at the end of autumn and in the afternoon I enter the house because of the temperatures that are between 0 and 6 degrees at night and at home the temperature oscillates in the 24 degrees and the next day I take them out type 11 when it gets up Sun. If you can guide me, I'll thank you ... Thank you very much

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Daniel.
      It may be that they lack light. If you are in autumn, as the sun is not very intense, I recommend you expose them to the star directly; or if not in a very bright area but outside the house.
      Water them once every 10-15 days, and in spring change the pot (for a larger one).
      A greeting.

  28.   Daniel said

    Hello Monica
    I want to thank you for your advice, I tell you that the graptopetalun settled down, it did not lose more leaves and the second is an aeonium, it continues with the flaccid leaves below, but it did not lose more leaves. thanks for the help, greetings

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Daniel.
      If they are the leaves below and you are not losing more, it is a good sign 🙂
      The ones below it is normal for them to fall, so don't worry.
      A greeting.

  29.   Ana said

    I have a Liquidambar that has had all the withered leaves in a short time but they are still green, without spots or spots. I thought it could be due to lack of irrigation and I have watered it a little more and now, here in Madrid it is raining a lot so I do not think it is a lack of water. I do not see any bug although I have read that it can be attacked by miners. This winter I changed it to a bigger pot with new substrate.
    In short, I don't know what's wrong with him. You can help?
    Thank you

  30.   Isabel said

    Excuse me, what can I do to recover some gerberas? They are sad because of the excess water and the heat

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello isbael.
      Protect them from direct sunlight, and don't water them for a few days. Then do it with some homemade rooting, this way you will help them to emit new roots.
      A greeting.

  31.   Ana said

    Since you didn't answer my problem with Liquidambar, I sprayed it with an insecticide against various types of bugs, just in case. Nothing, now the leaves have dried and I don't see any new shoots. It's a shame because it has endured several summers in Madrid with little watering (for the holidays) and now after having thrown a lot of leaves, it suddenly breaks down and at the rate we are going I will give it up for dead.

  32.   Marietta said

    Hi! My daughter fell in love with a plumbago auricalata (enraptured) and I brought her home. She's just growing up and she's still in a small pot. I live in a very warm area in Venezuela. Much heat and sun. It took its adaptation but after it bloomed it began to turn yellow leaves. I lowered the irrigation and added a little urea, but suddenly it woke up practically dry. The dark stem. I don't want him to die. What I do?. The dog urinates near her, is that it? Thanks in advance

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Marietta.
      Yes, it's probably the dog's urine. I would recommend changing the pot and soil, and keep it away from the animal 🙂
      A greeting.

  33.   Eduardo said

    Good morning Please, I would like to tell you that I have bought a copy of a bridal crown (spirea from Japan), it is about 120cm high, I noticed that it had some white spots on its leaves, but I thought it was dirt from rain .A short time after planting it in the garden, it began to throw the leaves, until it was completely peeled. Then a quantity of new green leaves began to sprout, but immediately they dried and fell, now only the peeled twigs remained. I chelated iron and sprinkled it with potassium soap. Well, there is the poor thing. What can be done?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Eduardo.
      At the moment nothing more. Be patient, and water it if possible with rainwater or without lime. You can also throw him homemade rooting agents, to help you grow new roots.
      A greeting.

  34.   Roraima Hernandez said

    I have a coffee plant and the leaves I make are burning

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Roraima.
      How often do you water it? Do you have it in the sun or in the shade?
      Look, I leave you this link of your file in case it can be of help: click here.

      When in doubt, ask us.

      A greeting.

  35.   Veronica said

    Hi Monica: I germinated an avocado pit in water; When it had enough roots, leaves and a height of 12/15 cm, I transplanted it into a small pot with soil and placed it near a window with direct sun. Now I notice that all the leaves are burned from the outside to the midrib.
    The avocado was in the same place while it was in water.
    Is it due to the excessive heat of the Buenos Aires summer? What do you recommend?
    Thanks! greetings from Bs As!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Veronica.
      Most likely, he was burned when he was next to the window, by the so-called "magnifying glass effect". Let me explain: when the moments of the sun go through the glass and hit the leaf, what they do is burn it because what the glass does is, somehow, intensify its force.

      Therefore, it is not advisable to place plants near or in front of the glass. To one side yes, but never in an area where the magnifying glass effect can be produced.

      Anyway, if there is no frost in your area you can (and should, in fact) keep it outside all year round. And if there are, take it outside in spring, in semi-shade, since it is not adapted to living indoors.

      A greeting.

  36.   Natalia said

    Yesterday I had to add insecticide and today the leaves were like burned, I think I overdo the dose and now they have yellow spots.
    Is there a remedy?
    I do not know what I have to do.
    Thank you very much

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Natalia.

      My advice is to wait. When you add more insecticide and / or fertilizer than you touch, the leaves appear burned and the only thing you can do is be patient.

      Give the roots a good watering, and spray / mist the leaves once with distilled or rain water.


  37.   Gerardo Garcia said

    Very good article. Which, for example, is perfectly illustrative to identify the cause of this type of problem in avocado trees.

  38.   gerard said

    thank you, jardineriaon.com. very kind!

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Thanks to you, Gerard. 🙂

  39.   Blond said

    My plants are super dry they are destroying there way to fix itooo

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Guero.

      I recommend you follow the advice that we indicate in the article, since there are several reasons why a plant can have dry leaves.


  40.   Maria Lourdes said

    I have a kokedama and it gets blossoms from the dry leaves as if burned, why?

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Maria Lourdes.

      It may be due to excess water / humidity. The plants that are often used to create kokedamas are not always the most suitable, since their water needs are not so high as to be able to bear being like this, in a damp moss ball.

      If you want, send us some photos to our Facebook so we can tell you what types of plants they are and if they can be fine in kokedamas.


  41.   Rosalba said

    Please, what can I do with my coleus? All the edges of the larger leaves look burned and then fall off

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Rosalba.

      In order to help you better, I need you to tell me if your plant receives direct sunlight, and how often you water it.
      For now, I recommend watering two or three times a week in summer, less in the rest of the year. And if you have a plate under the pot, every time you water drain it, because if it is kept with water the roots always rot.


  42.   alexya said

    Please if you could give me some idea, I have grown some dwarf fruit trees, (neutral, slightly acidic soil: blonde peat, sand, earthworm humus + a little mature horse compost, a little bokashi). After a month, to rid them of the insects that were eating the leaves, I decided to spray concentrated phosphoric soap due to inexperience. Since then the leaves have withered, in some of them it shows burns, loss of leaves and fruits. After a week I decided to clean the excess soap with water and that has made them suffer even more. I did not know that the soap was so aggressive, or it will have coincided with the drop in temperature during the night (3º). The one that has suffered the least has been the lemon tree.
    Could you give me an idea please or if there is any remedy to stimulate the leaves. Thank you.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Alexia.
      Phosphoric soap must be mixed with water first, otherwise it can be harmful, as has been the case with your plants.

      My advice is to be patient. Now we just have to wait for them to recover, little by little. If you wish, you can buy a fertilizer for the leaves (foliar fertilizer is called) spray, to help them produce new ones.

      A greeting.

      1.    alexya said

        Thank you very much Monica. All the best.

        1.    Monica Sanchez said

          Thank you, Alexia.