Peace lily is turning brown at the ends.

Jo V Nelson
by Jo V Nelson
My peace lily is turning brown at the end of the leaves. It is a potted plant in doors and get lots of light and I water 💦 it once a week.
  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2018

    A few questions...Are there drainage holes in the pot, how old is the plant, how often do you water?Generally peace lilies do not like to completely dry outdoor be to wet,consistant watering with tepid water is the key for not getting brown tips.Always test the soil prior to watering,if it feels dry water, if still damp do not water.

    • Jo V Nelson Jo V Nelson on Jun 28, 2018

      My plant is in an office and I only go in once week and it’s my responsibility to water it. It has wilted 🥀 in the past. So maybe I’ll wait till it wilts. ☺️

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 27, 2018

    It may be getting too much water or too much salt in the water.

  • Mary Becker Mary Becker on Jun 27, 2018

    I always let my plant wilt and then water well. Ends up being less than once a week, so maybe yours is getting too much h2o.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 27, 2018

    Sometimes it is a humidity thing... and like spider plants.... mine always have brown tips.... and sometimes it is just because it got bruised on the tips when someone walks or brushes by it.... my cat used to like to comb his whiskers on mine...then it got stiff and brown... so it was a better place to comb whiskers.... lol

  • Hazelp Hazelp on Jun 28, 2018

    Turning brown might be due to the fertilizers

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 28, 2018

    How do you water it? Do you soak it? Potted plants need soaking, not just a cup of water once a week. If you see air bubbles when soaking, it means there are air pockets in the soil. Tamp down the soil. Another thing maybe needed is repotting up. How long has it been in that pot?

  • Jo V Nelson Jo V Nelson on Jun 28, 2018

    Thanks everyone.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 28, 2018

    Sounds like with all the differing answers, you will just have to try different things over a period of time until you find one your plant likes.

  • Sherry Hermreck Sherry Hermreck on Jun 28, 2018

    Watering once a week is fine - it loos like you might be giving it too much water at once. Cut back on the amount.

  • Tom Tom on Jul 18, 2018

    My wife has worked with flowers for 30 years she says that you are over watering it. She says to only water when soil is dry or plant is wilting then water lightly.