Why are the tips of the leaves turning yellow? Water issues — either too much or too little — are the leading reason behind yellow leaves. In overly wet soil, roots can't breathe. They suffocate, shut down and stop delivering the water and nutrients plants need. Underwatering, or drought, has a similar effect.
Why are the tips of my leaves turning brown and yellow?
The most common reason for yellowing or browning of leaves is over or under-watering. It is vital to provide enough time for the soil to dry between waterings. If you have not watered your plant for a long time and soil feels too dry, give your plant a good drink.
Why do my indoor plants have brown tips?
Plant tips can turn brown when they're exposed to too much fertilizer and too many salts build up in the soil. Indoors or out, soluble salts build up in soil, draw moisture away from plant roots and create an artificial drought. As a result, water-deprived plant tips turn brown.