The thread "Calathea Ornata Pinstripe, leaves crispy" in Houseplants forum | leaves crispy some droopy some not droopy leaves. In fact, Calathea plants usually will only grow to about 2 feet in height and then stop. Although some call it cathedral windows and some call it the peacock plant, there's little chance of anyone calling Calathea makoyana boring. Either over- or under-watering your plants may cause leaf edges to brown. sadly my pinstripe calathea is about the same! Its beautiful leaves will develop brown, crispy edges if it does not get enough moisture. After that, the only pruning you need to do is that of yellow, crispy, or brown leaves. It was hidden in a grouping of plants and was looking less than stellar. heres a link of my previous posts. About two years ago I was gifted a beautiful Calathea … Your plant doenst have enough moisture, and that’s why the leaves turn brownish, and edges become brittle. Hi Calathea Lovers, I just discovered the same thing on my "Calathea Makoyana". Could it be sunburn? My calathea has brown, crispy edges on most of the leaves. Below is what your calathea will look like if you forget to water. How to Remove Dead Dry Leaves on a Calathea Makoyana. If the potting mix stays wet or saturated for extended periods, the roots will drown and rot. It is sensitive to drying out. Underwatering is one cause of why your houseplants may be exhibiting dry and crispy leaves. 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. 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! To solve this problem, cut those parts of the leaves, and maintain an optimal level of moisture in the plant’s environment. 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. Signs that your Calathea isn’t doing too well include crispy tips and yellowing leaves. I have a humidifier right next to the plant and use distilled water. Despite not looking the healthiest, there’s been new growth since purchasing, maybe three new leaves since August. The downward spiral of a calathea . (Excuse the pink glow on 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. Calathea drooping/wilting leaves As for flowers, Calathea do often bloom in the wild, but they tend not to bloom much indoors. While they have absolutely stunning foliage, their delicate often paper-thin leaves are a magnet for these critters. 4. The rolled-up leaves aren’t dead, but they are close. That said, take care not to overwater. 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