Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Remove Brown Tips From the Leaves of Houseplants

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment,we're going to talk about how to remove bre.

Brown leaves or brown spots from your plants, especiallyyour houseplants.

And how do you do it? Well my theory with plants is that as long as they'relush and green and they look good, don't bother with them.

You know, if they get kind of lanky,you might trim 'em back down and make 'em a little more circular, but if they'll fl.

Ifthey look great, then you really don't have to mess with 'em.

But if your houseplantsstart to get some brown tips on 'em, an easy way to fix 'em is just to cut 'em off, andit doesn't hurt the plant.

In fact, it'll look great, and by cutting them at a angletoo, so that it looks like it's kind of at a sharp edge, that makes 'em look visuallybetter, and you hardly even notice that you cut 'em.

Just make sure, and you can evenbe more careful and try to do a little arrowhead at thee end, but in thee end, I've found sidewaysworks really well, just in a angle.

So once you cut all the brown tips off, then the plantdoesn't look trashed anymore.

And a lot of your houseplants that start looking bad, ifyou just go through and cut the branches or cut some of the limbs out, they look great.

And a lot of house plants like the Dracenas, they'll get a lot of foliage on the bottomthat dies back like a palm tree does and then they keep growing and growing and growing,but the bottom leaves turn brown, and you think you've killed it, but you've not.

It'sjust the natural cycle.

So plants shed their leaves, just like we shed hair.

Maybe notall at one time with different plants but it's natural for them to lose a few leaves.

So all you do is just cut the leaves out or you can pull them right out if they're easyto pull without breaking them and you'll find that you can clean up your houseplants inno time flat, and you can take some really gaudy looking plants and take, make them lookgreat in just minutes.

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