I have a humidifier right next to the plant and use distilled water. To solve this problem, cut those parts of the leaves, and maintain an optimal level of moisture in the plant’s environment. Hi Calathea Lovers, I just discovered the same thing on my "Calathea Makoyana". its hard to give them the right environment to thrive in, especially indoors! Brown edges on leaves are common with calathea and may result from either fertilizing when the soil is dry or uneven watering. heres a link of my previous posts. And the first step to dealing with spider mites is recognising they’ve moved in. My calathea has brown, crispy edges on most of the leaves. The downward spiral of a calathea . (Excuse the pink glow on the leaves. Either just the edges, or even the whole leaf. Often times, if you let your houseplant’s soil get bone dry, especially for extended periods, the lower leaves will typically turn brown and crispy. Your plant doenst have enough moisture, and that’s why the leaves turn brownish, and edges become brittle. sadly my pinstripe calathea is about the same! Its beautiful leaves will develop brown, crispy edges if it does not get enough moisture. While they have absolutely stunning foliage, their delicate often paper-thin leaves are a magnet for these critters. The thread "Calathea Ornata Pinstripe, leaves crispy" in Houseplants forum | That said, take care not to overwater. After that, the only pruning you need to do is that of yellow, crispy, or brown leaves. Either over- or under-watering your plants may cause leaf edges to brown. I took pictures near my under-counter grow lights which obviously give things a slight pink glow….) leaves crispy some droopy some not droopy leaves. Could it be sunburn? In fact, Calathea plants usually will only grow to about 2 feet in height and then stop. It was hidden in a grouping of plants and was looking less than stellar. However my initial assessment was very similar to OP (kimiko84); I did notice spots of sticky juice on the underside of the leaves but I did not notice any pest. Signs that your Calathea isn’t doing too well include crispy tips and yellowing leaves. Below is what your calathea will look like if you forget to water. 4. It is sensitive to drying out. Help! Calathea Warscewiczii FAQ Now you’ve read our Calathea Warscewiczii care guide , take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions and see if any of the questions being asked are ones you wanted answering yourself. As for flowers, Calathea do often bloom in the wild, but they tend not to bloom much indoors. About two years ago I was gifted a beautiful Calathea … Calathea brown leaves and crispy edges. When I went on to google what it was, one pest that seems to leave a sticky residue was the scale bug. 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