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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM
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We have 5 Spider Plants hanging in an indoor pool room that is relatively humid. The pants have been in the room for 3 years ad have recently begun to turn brown from the roots out - clearly not able to recover. I have lost a good chuck of each plant so far. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix this? Thank you for any assistance!
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Old Today, 12:23 AM
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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If you're saying that the leaves are turning brown at their bases and not their tips? Sounds like overwatering to me.

A spider plant stores a lot of water in swollen root structures. They need to dry out between waterings.

Also, have they been divided and repotted in those three years? Mine need dividing and repotting every year.
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Old Today, 03:23 AM
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Move them out of the pool room. Spider plants are one of about ten to twelve species of plants that are known as super absorbers, they are natural air filters that are used institutionally to remove pollutants, chemicals and toxins out of the air. So if they're in an enclosed humid space that has a pool with chemically treated water in it the spider plants are absorbing those pool chemicals from the humid air.

If your plants are doing badly now it may be an indication that there are presently too many chemicals in your pool water and the air for them to cope with. So move the plants to another non-humid place to see if they will start to revive and come back - and if they do revive then you will need to re-pot them into clean, toxin-free soil. And check the chemical levels in your pool because if that's what's killing the spider plants then that air and water can't be good for any other living things in that room either and you may need to reduce the chemicals you use in the pool and air out that room thoroughly.

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