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. The issue is that the leaf tips are yellowing (too much water?) Can you help me identify? Thank you.

Hi Colleen,

Your plant is a Spider Plant. The tips of the leaves on a spider plant turn yellow, brown, or black for several reasons.

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.

 Too much fertilizer can also cause yellow/brown tips on spider plant leaves. Feed monthly with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended  strength. Spider plants need food only when they are actively growing.

You can read all my care tips for a Spider plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.