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Q.Peace Lily Is Drooping And Mottling On The Leaves

Zone 97030 | KaiseyH added on August 21, 2020 | Answered

My peace lily has been growing a lot and still has new growth spears, but the plant overall has suddenly started to droop and get brown on the edges. The leaves are also very soft to the touch on many of them. I also have not gotten a flower on this plant in 2 years. I fertilize the plant regularly in summer (every 2 weeks or so) with the fertilizer shown. I have a humidifier for my house so I know the air is somewhat humid. I keep the plant by a window that only gets indirect sunlight. I water the plant only when the top 1in or so of soil is dry which ends up being every week/week and a half. And the plant was re-potted in its pot about 6-8 months ago so I wouldn’t think it would be root bound. I don’t see any pests or bugs of any kind. Anyone have any ideas? I’ve had this plant for 3 years in total.

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Answered on August 24, 2020

Depending on how large of a pot you went up to, I suspect overwatering and fungal infection.

Make sure that when you pot up, the new container is only about an inch larger on all sides. Any larger than that and there will be wet soil that does not have a chance to dry out between waterings. This will introduce infection.

A fungicide will help:


Make sure that the soil get a chance to dry out. Sometimes when the surface seems dry, under it can be soaked. A moisture meter may be necessary:


Last, make sure that the soil is lacking in fertilizer before feeding. I see signs of possible nutrient burn. This can be true, especially, if you feed fresh soil that has nutrients still present. This article will help you to determine nutrient content:


You may want to keep an eye on the pH, as well:


This article will help you to care for the plant:


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