Skip to content

Syngonium Care

Why does my Syngonium have brown leaves? 

by Plants for all Seasons 10 Mar 2023 0 Comments

Brown leaves on a Syngonium plant can be caused by several factors, including overwatering, underwatering, low humidity, pest infestations, or disease. Here's a detailed guide on why your Syngonium has brown leaves and how to solve it.

  1. Overwatering Overwatering is one of the most common causes of brown leaves on a Syngonium plant. When the roots are constantly wet, they can't absorb oxygen, and the plant will develop root rot, which can cause the leaves to turn brown and wilt. To solve this issue, you should water your plant less frequently, allow the soil to dry out partially between watering, and ensure that the pot has adequate drainage.

  2. Underwatering Underwatering is another common cause of brown leaves on a Syngonium plant. When the plant doesn't get enough water, the leaves will start to curl and turn brown. To solve this issue, you should water your plant more frequently, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged.

  3. Low humidity Syngonium plants require high humidity levels to thrive. Low humidity can cause the leaves to turn brown and dry out. To solve this issue, you can mist your plant regularly or place a humidifier near the plant to increase the humidity level.

  4. Pest infestations Pest infestations can also cause brown leaves on a Syngonium plant. Spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects are common pests that can feed on the plant's leaves, causing them to turn brown and wilt. To solve this issue, you can use an insecticidal soap or oil to treat the plant or manually remove the pests with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.

  5. Disease Diseases like bacterial or fungal infections can cause brown spots or patches on Syngonium plant leaves. To solve this issue, you should remove the affected leaves and treat the plant with a fungicide or bactericide.

In summary, brown leaves on a Syngonium plant can be caused by overwatering, underwatering, low humidity, pest infestations, or disease. To solve this issue, you should identify the underlying cause and take appropriate measures to rectify it. By providing your Syngonium plant with the right conditions, you can prevent brown leaves and keep it healthy and beautiful.

Prev Post
Next Post

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

Thanks for subscribing!

This email has been registered!

Shop the look

Choose Options

Edit Option
Tell me when this is back in stock.
this is just a warning
Login
Shopping Cart
0 items

Before you leave...

Take 10% off your first order

10% off

Enter the code below at checkout to get 10% off your first order

COMBEBACK10

Continue Shopping