Why does the green lily get brown tips?
If the green lily gets brown leaf tips, it is either due to the location or the humidity. It may also have not been watered enough, but that tends to lead to brown spots or brown leaves. The plant is quite undemanding, but it doesn't like it very much when the tips of its leaves hit a substrate.
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The windowsill is therefore not the ideal location for green lilies. A hanging basket (€ 14.99 at Amazon *) is much better. The hanging flowers and offshoots, which can reach up to 70 cm in length, also come into their own better.
What can I do about brown tips?
If your green lily has got brown leaf tips, first spray the plant with lukewarm water that is low in lime. This is the best first aid measure. Make sure there is sufficient humidity in the future. This does not have to be particularly high. Heating air that is too dry is not particularly good, neither for green lilies nor for their owners.
You may also think about a new location for your green lily. The long, narrow leaves reach a length of around 30 to 40 cm, depending on the variety. If you don't have space for a hanging basket, you might want to put your green lily on an upper shelf. Here, too, the leaves, flowers and shoots can hang relatively freely.
The most common reasons for brown tips in green lilies:
- insufficient or irregular watering
- Blade tips hit the windowsill / do not hang freely
- too low humidity
Tips & Tricks
It is best to hang your green lily in a hanging basket and, when the humidity is very low, spray the plant occasionally with water that is low in lime, then the tips of the leaves will not turn brown.