The following was received via email: This is a typical tropical houseplant -- I cannot remember the name offhand. I assume that it likes medium to low light and moist but not soaking soil. I have always had trouble with the browning tips and sides. I have doused it several times with a copper based fungicide, in case that is what it needed. Not much luck. P.S: I just realized that I am having similar problems with another plant but it is a Yucca (or something) cactus houseplant. It, too, is getting brown edges (but not brown tips). Any ideas? Thanx so much.