How do I care for my peace lily?


Hi there!! I just reported my Peace Lilly and trimmed it’s roots and it hasn’t responded well. It’s been a few weeks and the leaves have not “popped” back up like it usually does when you water it. It is not dead, as the leaves are all still green. They are just wilted and hanging. Can anyone advise me, please?!!!

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 05, 2018

    Maybe it just needs time

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 05, 2018

    Hi Ellen,

    Here's an article from one of my favorite plant websites that might help you. You may just need to give it more time but there could be other reasons that are in the soil. Check out this article to see if it helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 05, 2018

    Hi Ellen! I don't trim roots when I transplant or repot, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. However, I'm no expert, so here is an article from one:

  • Stephanie Barnard Stephanie Barnard on Nov 05, 2018

    Not sure why you trimmed the roots, if you repotted it. Maybe it didn't like that. When I repot, I put it in a bigger pot and sometimes change the soil. Sometimes the nutrients are gone from the soil, so new soil helps. Did you soak it well after you repotted it? I almost always thoroughly soak my peace lily in my kitchen sink especially when it droops. That usually helps. Give it some good quality plant food. And, check for any bugs.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 05, 2018

    Being repotted can be a shock to a plants system until they get used to their new pot. It may have gone dormant during this time while it may be concentrating on new root growth. Continue to treat it well, don't over water or under water it, maybe since it has been a couple of weeks you could give it a really low dose of a liquid fertilizer, like miracle grow. Hopefully it will come back when it is ready to start back to normal. Give it a chance to rest.

  • Donna Donna on Nov 05, 2018

    I have never heard of trimming the roots, may I ask Why? When I repot, I always put a little fresh soil in the new pot , then put the plant with whatever soil is on the plant into the pot followed buy a mixture of the old and new soil.

    Feed and water, keep moist for a few days. Plant should change for the better in a couple of days. Also spray the leaves.

    My Peace lily drooped , looked like it was done. I just watered it and surprised myself it was back to normal the next day.

  • Trimming the roots is what did it. It just needs time to recover. Since you re potted why was it necessary to trim roots? I hope you planted the trimmed roots, might get another plant out of it. Curious as to where you obtained your information from. 🌿