Asked on Oct 2, 2017

My Peace Lily is dying, what can I do to save it?

KcNancyLisa S.
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  • Willa Klein
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Peace lillies are very hardy. You don't say how you know it's dying. Are the leaves yellow, brown, tips only? Did you look on the underside of the leaves, with a magnifying glass for bugs? Are the roots rotting f rom overwatering? If you suspect bugs, wash the leaves under a steady stream of cool water. If the soil is always soaking wet, you are overwatering. If the leaf tips are brown you are either over or underwatering. If the plant is in direct sun, move it to just bright light.
  • Toc15434384
    on Oct 3, 2017

    do not over water just try redpotting good luck
  • Lisa S.
    on Oct 3, 2017

    They don't want much water or too much sun.
  • Nancy
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Repot peace lily - then put in a south west facing window - water so soil is moist - then let it do its thing,
  • Kc
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I recently brought one home from the local big box store. She has been here two weeks and is really starting to suffer transplant shock. Here is what I'm doing to help her through it.
    I keep her cool- NO DIRECT SUN! I realized the first week that any sun was too much for her and she was wilting no matter how much water I gave her. Now she gets lots of indirect light as she lives in a southwest room and sits as far from the windows as possible.
    I check her soil and water her lightly every two or three days. She is a big girl in a 14" pot so she gets about 12-14 ounces.

    If your plant is still in trouble, you can try this:
    The final action I have taken is to splint her drooping leaves until she recovers completely. When leaf droop is severe, the stem's capillaries can crush, stopping water from moving up into the leaf. To prevent this, I began by sticking four stakes into the soil around the inside edge of her pot then I attached a soft rubber hose to the stakes about a foot up from the soil. I carefully lifted all the smaller wilted leaves and tucked them into the hoop thereby straightening the stems. Most of the taller, heavier leaves got some extra attention because they were above the hose. I created splints by layering 2" wide painter's tape, taping it to itself. ( Make sure you put adhesive sides together. You don't want gummy plant stems when you remove the splints later.) Layering the tape added some rigidity to my splints. I cut most of my splints about three or four inches long, then I folded the tape lengthwise to creat a vee shaped cradle. I carefully straightened out a bent stem, nestled it into a splint, then wrapped the splint with scotch tape.
    In a few weeks when I am sure my new lady friend thriving, I can cut away all her supports and she will be glorious.

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