Q.House Plant/ Peace Lily
Received a Peace Lily approximately 2.5 years ago. Indoor houseplant, desert climate, placement near window, southwest exposure shaded by a second level walkway. Grew strong and healthy until last winter when the tips started to turn black, then the shoots, finally the whole plant dwindled in size. Now barely 4-5 inches, tips still turn black, leaves die. However, lots of baby shoots keep coming up, almost over night:) ~ It wants to live. We took the plant to a reputable nursery last spring, 45 yrs. in business. Plant was re-potted, did not find root damage nor disease. They kept it a week. Lots of shoots started up, again, but the cycle repeated. Dear plant keeps trying to thrive. Last week, 6 months later, took the plant back to the nursery. Onne guy said, toss it. Never! We want to find a way to help this plant heal. Nursery lastest recommendation: Dilute Miricle Grow and spray daily. Appreciate, plant guidance and wisdom. Will you reply individually?
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It could be too much or too little water, or the plant may be sensitive to chemicals in your tap water. Try watering with distilled or filtered water and follow these instructions for watering: