Underwatering is one cause of why your houseplants may be exhibiting dry and crispy leaves. Your plant doenst have enough moisture, and that’s why the leaves turn brownish, and edges become brittle. About two years ago I was gifted a beautiful Calathea … Despite not looking the healthiest, there’s been new growth since purchasing, maybe three new leaves since August. Either over- or under-watering your plants may cause leaf edges to brown. Below is what your calathea will look like if you forget to water. As for flowers, Calathea do often bloom in the wild, but they tend not to bloom much indoors. How to Remove Dead Dry Leaves on a Calathea Makoyana. I have a humidifier right next to the plant and use distilled water. After that, the only pruning you need to do is that of yellow, crispy, or brown leaves. Could it be sunburn? sadly my pinstripe calathea is about the same! My calathea has brown, crispy edges on most of the leaves. 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. Brown edges on leaves are common with calathea and may result from either fertilizing when the soil is dry or uneven watering. It was hidden in a grouping of plants and was looking less than stellar. 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. Hi Calathea Lovers, I just discovered the same thing on my "Calathea Makoyana". And the first step to dealing with spider mites is recognising they’ve moved in. its hard to give them the right environment to thrive in, especially indoors! The thread "Calathea Ornata Pinstripe, leaves crispy" in Houseplants forum | Although some call it cathedral windows and some call it the peacock plant, there's little chance of anyone calling Calathea makoyana boring. Calathea drooping/wilting leaves When I went on to google what it was, one pest that seems to leave a sticky residue was the scale bug. Its beautiful leaves will develop brown, crispy edges if it does not get enough moisture. Either just the edges, or even the whole leaf. Signs that your Calathea isn’t doing too well include crispy tips and yellowing leaves. Even the new leaf emerging is looking sad. While they have absolutely stunning foliage, their delicate often paper-thin leaves are a magnet for these critters. Calathea brown leaves and crispy edges. The rolled-up leaves aren’t dead, but they are close. 4. leaves crispy some droopy some not droopy leaves. If the potting mix stays wet or saturated for extended periods, the roots will drown and rot. 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