Asked on Jan 11, 2018

I have a peace lily that i cannot keep alive. Repotted and only water.

Bon4379446Art21887327Fong-Lie Bavelaar


q i have a peace lily that i cannot keep alive repotted and only water
13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Jan 11, 2018

    when you re-potted it what procedure was done??????

  • Linda Sikut
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Hi Bonnie,
    I found a similar question from another person on a different forum. Maybe the answer there can help you. Wishing you the best.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Peace lilies most frequent problem is over watering, this article may help you with the care of your plant.

  • Pat
    on Jan 11, 2018

    I found my peace lily does not like a lot of sun.... I water it when it feels dry or starts to droop. Mine got pot bound so split it in half and replanted...doing great. I have it about 4 feet from a north window.

  • You should repot your "Peace Lily". When you have the roots exposed to the air, clip off any rotted or damaged roots. Re-pot in a pot that's been cleaned. cover the drainage hole with a rock (but don't close off drainage). Using a good potting soil, re-pot the plant.Water it well until the potting mix is wet but let all excess water drain off. Put the plant in a window with a eastern or western light source.

  • Teresa Hall
    on Jan 12, 2018

    I have put coffee grounds in mine a few times a month and I water it when it starts to get droopy.. It is alot fuller now than what it was before i started using the coffee grounds..
    Good Luck I hope everyone’s feed back helps you!!

  • Clök Concept
    on Jan 12, 2018

    Hi! I am extremely BAD with plants. As I usually say : I don't have green thumb, mine is black as Death! Plants tend to commit suicide at my contact!

    But I have a Peace Lily for years now, and it looks pretty good! It is in water, yep! Just water!

  • Tou32387678
    on Jan 12, 2018

    you aren't using softened way right? I have to get my water from outside faucet.

  • Judy Sakai
    on Jan 12, 2018

    Looks like it needs more water. When watering make sure the soil is well saturated through. Lilies tend to like moist soil. I see some burnt leaves in the photo. Keep it away from direct sunlight.

  • Joy30150932
    on Jan 12, 2018

    It is either lack or water or too much. Let it dry down before watering. Then water thoroughly letting the water drain through the bottom and then empty the saucer of excess water.

  • Fong-Lie Bavelaar
    on Jan 13, 2018

    The most of the plants you buy are in plastic pots, the worse thing for a plant, I repot my new plants right away in clay pots. Saved a plant from a lady in a nursing-home very many years ago, looked like the picture above, one week in a clay pot and as of today the plant is beautiful!! Try it, good luck!

    • Debra Odum
      on Jan 14, 2018

      it has been my experience at all store bought plants that come in plastic should be taken out the roots washed in the tips clipped and then repotted in fresh

  • Art21887327
    on Jan 14, 2018

    Peace lilies are easy to grow if you remember to NOT over water. Do NOT water your lily until it 's leaves start to droop. This is how you get it to flower. they also love being "overcrowded" in their pot. They like bright indirect sunlight. fertilize with a good organic fertilizer and about half as often as package recommends. They will naturally lose leaves to yellowing or dryness, this is normal and DOES NOT mean your lily is dying, trim the dead leaves only to where you see the "double" stem, this is where the new leaves and flowers come from.

  • Bon4379446
    on May 10, 2018

    Thanks everyone. Repotted with clean pot and potting soil. Using distilled/filtered water. Doing better. Only watering when drooping

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