Spider Plant Turning Yellow

I’m having some issues with proper care of a houseplant that came in a mixed plant container from a home improvement store. It looks like a spider plant but the leaves grow in stalks, not in rosettes. The issue is that the leaf tips are yellowing (too much water?) Can you help me identify? Thank you.

Hi Colleen,

Green and white striped spider plant

Reverse Spider Plant

Your plant is a type of spider plant called a “Reverse Spider Plant.” When a spider plant is not getting enough light, entire leaves turn yellow. When the tips of the leaves turn yellow, brown, or black it is usually because your water has too much chlorine or fluoride in it, or the water has passed through a softener and is too salty. Try allowing your tap water to sit out overnight before using it. Do not use water that has passed through a softener. Move the plant to  a brighter area. Do not feed the plant until spring. You can read all my care tips for a Spider plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.