What's Wrong With My Plant
Here is a simple checklist that may help you determine what is wrong with your plant. Most issues can be fixed with just a few care adjustments, so always try the simplest remedies first. Do not fear, your plant will be okay.
Brown Leaf Tips
Over - or underwatering, dry air (if the plant prefers high humidity), high temperatures/too much sun, over feeding.
Solutions: check if the potting soil is too dry or saturated, set on a tray of wet pebbles or mist the plant, move to a cooler area and increase watering, feed at the exact recommended frequency and quantity.
Holes in Leaves
Pest damage, physical damage due to people or pets brushing past.
Solutions: check leaves for insect pests, move to a more protected area.
Yellow or Reddish Leaves
underfeeding, over - or underwatering, cold drafts, natural shedding of leaves
Solutions: feed at the exact recommended frequency and quantity, check if the potting soil is too dry or saturated, move to a warmer area, do nothing; the leaves of all plants turn yellow and will fall off from time to time.
High temperature, pest damage
Solutions: move to a cooler areas and increase watering, check leaves for insect pests.
Spots on Leaves
Dark brown spots: overwatering, dry patches: underwatering, pale spots: misting with hard water, disease or pest damage.
Solutions: check the potting soil is not too saturated, water more frequently to keep the soil moist, use unsoftened water to mist the plant, check leaves for disease and pests.
Wilted Leaves and Stems
over - or underwatering, root-bound, high temperature/too much sun, pest damage.
Solutions: check if the potting soil is too dry or saturated, repot the plant into a container one or two sizes larger so roots can absorb water more easily, move to a cooler area and increase watering, check the leaves and roots for pest damage.
Sudden Leaf Fall
environmental change due to repotting or new position, pest damage.
Solutions: wait a few days; the plant should soon recover, inspect roots for insect pests.