It’s scary to discover brown tips and curling leaves on your plant when you thought you were taking proper care of it but it’s a common issue that can easily happen when your plant is not getting enough water or is root bound. Water travels through the soil to the roots and up your plant stem and leaves until reaching the tips. When you skip your watering schedule or have roots wrapping around itself blocking its water access, there’s not enough moisture to travel the full length of your plant which leads to a sad plant. Unfortunately, those brown tips have bit the dust, but you can still nurse your plant back to health.
First, remove your plant by placing the planter on its side and gently pull it from its base. Most plants will come out easily but it’s ok if you need to gently work it loose. Once out, gently shake any excess soil to inspect the roots. If they are surrounded by dry, hard chunks of soil and bound to each other, your culprit is using a planter to small for your growing plant. If the roots are clearly visible with no bound roots, simply follow a frequent watering schedule. Once you have pin-pointed the specific issue, re-pot your plant accordingly and with sharp scissors trim the brown tips. Make sure you don’t skip on your watering schedule and water only when the top two inches of soil are dry. We recommend to never pour more than 1/3 of the planters’ volume.