Puntas secas en las hojas

Leaves with dry edges

After the hottest season indoor plants can show lack of moisture, showing its dry or burnt tips. This is quite normal and treating it is easy. It may happen that these characteristics also occur during the winter in very heated environments.

The plants that suffer the most from burned tips are those that are exposed to the direct sun that comes through the glass of the windows, in some cases the burns can be severe.

The spots that are generated by dryness are easy to recognize, affect certain areas and not the entire leaf. When they appear only at the end of the leaf it is a consequence of environmental dryness. If the burns appear as dots, it is most likely that it was watered when it received direct sun.

This type of burn does not affect all the plants in the same way, the ones that are most affected are those with large leaves, if the problem appears in the small leaves, only the affected leaves or the entire stem should be eliminated.

In the larger sheets or the damaged area can be cut with scissors, the shape of the blade must always be maintained, ideally making oblique or angled cuts instead of straight. If the stain is very large, the entire leaf should be cut, it can be cut when new leaves have sprouted.

In the event that the tips of the leaves turn brown it can be generated by being placed in an area with air flow. It is very important that we do not confuse dryness with excess watering or sunburn, some symptoms of diseases resemble but are not the same.

Even the plants that tolerate direct sun exposure They can suffer burns if they are behind glasses that have a magnifying glass effect.

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