Peace Lily Plants
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Dividing an over grown Peace Lily

Zone 99362 | Anonymous added on March 8, 2019 | Answered

I followed all the directions to divide this plant. It was huge and about 6 years old and it was root bound. I thought I did it right, but it's been weeks and the plant divisions are still very droopy from where the leaves curve down off the stem. I decided to put them in just water. When I bought the plant it was in water with a beta fish. I have grown tropical plants in just water and they have been that way for over 10 years...what did I do wrong, and should I have more patience?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 10, 2019

It appears the root structure is overwhelmed by the pot size.
This can cause overwatering and root rot.
I would suggest repotting with a good quality potting mix and a smaller pot size with drainage.
These articles will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/peace-lily/peace-lily-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/peace-lily/watering-peace-lilies.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/peace-lily/peace-lily-plant-division.htm

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