With a look and shape like a tropical palm tree, it can give an island-like ambiance to any home. The Corn Plant is also known for needing minimal care and that makes it a popular choice for adding greenery to home or office.
While its leaves may look like the corn leaves, hence it is named as the corn plant. The graceful, airy way they adorn their canes does add a clean, breezy tropical feel to any interior spaces. When a Corn Plant begins to look brown and droopy from tropical green and perky that means your plant is not happy.
TIP! Did you know Corn Plants are highly sensitive to high fluoride and boron. Both are found in fertiliser. Too much of any one of them could burn your plant and turn its leaf tips brown. In that care you have to skip the fertiliser for a certain time.
Fluoride and boron are also found in tap water as well. In that care the solution is to leave tap water to sit for about a few hours to allow the fluoride to evaporate before watering your plant.
Why Are Your Corn Plant Getting Brown Tips & Drooping? Four Possible Reasons
Sunlight (Too much or not enough)
Corn Plants are often touted as being very tolerant of low light. Placing Corn Plants in dark rooms with minimal sunlight over time actually causes the Corn Plant to lose its attractiveness and resulting in one bland solid colour. Not only that, eventually a deficiency in sunlight might harm your plant. Insufficient sunlight can stop the growth and impair its ability to make chlorophyll, contributing to yellowing leaves that eventually turn brown at the tips.
Pest Infestations Of Your Corn Plant
A SAD Corn Plant, one that is having insufficient light or too much drought. This situation is more prone to pest infestation. If you notice any type of small crawlies like sap-loving spider mites taking up residence. They might further contribute to your Corn Plant’s dehydrated state. Once they have taken up the place, these sap-loving pests cause high dehydration by draining your plant. The end result is a yellowing leaf with brown edges.
Did You Know? The Corn Plant looks like a palm tree that is often known as a “false palm.”
Overwatering your plant
It is okay to have a few yellowing leaves for a plant, especially with some older leaves. When most of the leaves become yellow, then you may be overwatering your plant. Lots of yellowing leaves in your plant means your Corn Plant may be suffering from too much watering. Even if you forget to water the result is often the same with discoloured leaves. If you don’t look after your plant’s health then this would result in dying plants.
What to do: Your pot must have a good drainage system. Also aim for well-draining soil to keep your plant healthy.
Bottom line: Don’t water if the soil has moisture already… Instead of watering, always test the soil for dampness so your Corn Plant never sits in soggy soil. This issue is made worse if your Corn Plant is receiving low or less sunlight.
Corn Plants are happy in moderate temperatures or in a room temperature from about 75 – 80 degrees F. At night, do not let temperatures drop down too much below 65 degrees F. Beware if the temperature sinks below 50 degrees F, as your Corn Plant might create brown leaf edges.
Benefits of Having Corn Plant
Generally, Corn Plant is known as a natural air-cleaning plant. It helps to remove harmful toxins like volatile organic chemicals from surroundings. It has many other benefits too, like improving mental health, increasing concentration, maintaining blood pressure, and many more.
Cleanses Indoor Air Quality: Most of the plant has this quality and that is very beneficial to make the air germ free. It removes all the pollutants and VOCs and gives good quality oxygen. VOCs are commonly found in laminated surfaces, refrigerators, cleaning supplies, and air fresheners. These are nothing but synthetic materials that are harmful for your health.
Adds Aesthetic to the House: If you are looking for a plant to enhance your home then corn plant would be the best option. It also takes less space and low maintenance. It can grow 10m in length and 3m in width.
It has Antioxidant Properties: The Corn Plant is also known for its antioxidant properties. It includes special chemicals that have anti-disease and protective qualities. Moreover, rainwater from its leaves can be collected to relieve earache.
Lowers High Blood Pressure: If you’re feeling depressed with your daily stresses, then you should consider bringing a Corn Plant. It helps you by aiding in relaxation and blood pressure reduction.
Provides Good Feng Shui: Feng shui is an ancient Chinese technique which promises to harness energy forces to bring people into harmony. All the pants represent life energy in feng shui.
They are Low-Maintenance Plants: Though there are many benefits of corn plants, this is the most beneficial thing with corn plants for all the lazy people like me. It is a slow-growing indoor plant that can reach a height of six feet and grows straight up.
Follow the Tips Whenever Your Corn Plant Getting Brown Tips
Hopefully, these tips would be helpful to identify which of the above possible causes are responsible for the Corn Plant’s brown. You must follow these suggestions and guidelines at any time if you want to restore your Corn Plant’s vitality in no time. It should revert to its tropical green and perky self back again just like it was before..
I am sure after applying these above tips you would never have to be worried about your baby plant. The plus point is when your plant grows it needs less care and attention. This plant also will enhance the overall ambience of your home.