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Stephen M Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Wed Sep 8 07:56:57 EST 1999

Its funny how all the garden books feel they must attribute a natural
process to some sort of problem or disease. Who do they blame when the
plants do the same in the wild?

Even well fed plants and well watered will get leaf die back. The same
applies to Beaucarnea recurvata and its relatives. 

J Warham <someone at nowhere.com> wrote in article
<1dxtaso.1ezl3lr16gl134N at nas2-5.thefree.net>...
> Stephen M Jankalski <CEREOID at prodigy.net> wrote:
> > It is normal for "Spider Plants" (Chlorophytum comosum) to get leaf
> > die-back. 
> > 
> > Many have attributed the condition to chlorine, fluorine or minerals in
> > water and other causes but it is a natural process for this plant no
> > how you grow it.
> > 
> > You may want to occasionally cut back the leaf tips diagonally to
> > the dead tips but there is no way to stop it from happening.
> Hessayon, (T houseplant Expert &Expert series) attributes brown leaf
> tips on Chlorophytum to underfeeding! Give them a bit of baby bio or
> similar and they'll be fine!
> //
> JW 

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