Peace Lily Plants
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Me and my Mother propagated a Peace Lily and I’m afraid we did it wrong

Zone Zone 6 | slimpickins35 added on September 25, 2014 | Answered

Well the Peace Lily that my Mother had was root bound, and it needed to be transplanted or split up into 2 plants. So I read up on how to propagate a Peace Lily, and it said to take a sharp knife and cut it directly down the middle of the plant. So we did that. I also used a root hormone when they were placed in their new pots. And now mine is showing signs of wilting, but the main part still seems to be doing ok. But my main concern is why is mine showing wilting signs when I have it in a sun lit room that's in the corner of the room so it doesn't get direct light? Should I cut all the leaves that are wilted, and move the plant into a darker room?? Please help, I am lucky to say that I do have a good Green Thumb and I grow many, many things. This Peace Lily came from my Grandmother's funeral and it means a lot to me. I have dry peat moss so since I have potted it, the soil hasn't dried out at all. So should I pull it out and add more peat moss to it? Please help me.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on March 25, 2015

The white thing in the center of the bloom is called a "spathe"; it support the actual flowers, which are at the ends of the little bumps that cover the spathe. The flowers are about the size of the head of a pin. The large white "flag" is called a bract, and is actually a modified leaf, meant to help attract pollinators as well as to protect the flowers. Peace lilies do produce seed in the wild, but it's most unlikely that an indoor plant will seed.
Spaths - the industry name for peace lilies - are produced commercially from tissue culture or by rooting cuttings, not from seed. Nor do they grow from bulbs. The large structure under the soil is called a rhizome, and it is actually the stem of the plant. The roots then grow from that. You are right, however, these methods of propagation do create a replica of the mother plant.
To restart a peace lily, one must determine what is wrong with it. It it is wilted because it has become dry, you can water it well. If it is browning and wilting because the soil is too wet and the roots are rotting, you can try to revive it by getting it out of the wet soil and cutting off the diseased roots. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm
If the roots are badly rotted, you may have to cut back to just a small piece of rhizome with a couple of leaves. You may be able to start this and get it to grow into a viable plant, if you can avoid overwatering.

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slimpickins35
Answered on March 24, 2015

How Do You Restart A Peace Lily?? It doesn't have nothing to do with the Centers of the Blooms Does it??????? It forms a smaller bulb on the mother bulb for you to make a exact replica of that Lily. So is it a seed or off the Bulb????

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slimpickins35
Answered on March 24, 2015

Well my Grandmother's Peace Lily that I have Went Through A HUGE SHOCK & I lost Almost All the leaves except for a few good thick stalks. And new shoots started coming up and after a Lil time and my lousy patients it is coming around and doing much better. It is looking like an actual plant now but still a bit sraggly. I gotta have Patience with Peace Lilys. I will resend a Picture later this year and show you how much Progress it has been doing. Can't wait. I will be having them on my Beautiful Patio.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on September 29, 2014

I'm sure I answered this question before, did you also send it through email? Well anyway, your plant looks pretty good. Dividing and repotting (that's actually what you did; propagating is when you start a new plant from a seed, a cutting, a piece of root, etc.) can be a little stressful, which would be why the leaves are wilting. If you keep it where it is (sounds like a good location) and don't water too much, it should be fine. Most important is to test the soil all the way through the pot before you water; the moisture in the soil should be used up to the point where the soil feels very lightly damp.

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slimpickins35
Answered on September 29, 2014

Will ANYONE ANSWER MY QUESTIONS PLEASE! ???!!!???? My Peace Lily is Very Important to me.

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slimpickins35
Answered on September 25, 2014

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