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Questions About Peace Lily Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 21, 2011

Q. Brown Tips on Peace Lily

While there is plenty of information on how to avoid it and why thereĀ are brown tips on plants, my question is: If your plant is showing brown tips, how do you remove them? Do you trim the brown away? Do you remove all the leaves with brown tips (this would probably leave very few leaves on the plant)?

Answered by
Heather on
January 27, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can just trim the brown off the leaves. Plants get brown tips when they are not getting enough water. This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2011

Q. Peace Lily Problems

My peace lily is turning brown on the edges of the leaves and on the stems there is this rough brown area. What is going on? I don’t want to lose this.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 17, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2011

Q. Peace Plant Flower

Bought a Peace plant for the first time. The garden centre told us it was an outdoor plant! White flower turned brown and is wilted! What do I do? Cut off stem of flower at base? Just take white petal off?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 27, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Unless you live in a warm climate, it is best to grow peace lily indoors or in a container outdoors for easy overwintering inside. They cannot tolerate cold at all. In addition, outdoors they require bright light but not sunlight, as this will quickly scorch the plant, which may be what has happened with yours. You can cut away the spent bloom and make sure it is located in a suitable area. Partial shade is best. Also, ensure that the soil is kept evenly moist but not soggy.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 16, 2011

Q. Peace Lilies

Can peace lilies live outside in an area that is shaded most of the day?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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If you live in a generally warm climate, then yes, your peace lily can be grown in outdoor shade. If you're unsure, allow it to grow in a container placed in the shade where you can bring it back indoors whenever needed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 23, 2011

Q. Closet Plant

I’ve had this plant for several years and it suddenly starting growing mushrooms. I’ve used on occasion very light doses of Miracle Grow and usually only water when it is dry. Like I mentioned, it has mushrooms and the plant looks really bad. I’ve been pulling them out, but I think they have a large root system. What do I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 24, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2011

Q. What Is a Good Fungicide Solution to Use for Root Rot?

I have a peace lily and when I water it, I put it in my bathtub and give it a good drink. I leave it there for awhile until I feel it’s completely drained. But I’m losing my plant, as all my leaves are turning yellow and brown. If I pull them away, they come out of the dirt very easy and the roots are black. I know this plant has root rot. I’m hoping that I can save the plant. I’m hoping it’s not too late for this poor plant. Please help me.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 25, 2011
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Asked by
GreenEyedMtnGal on
January 7, 2012

Q. How Do You Take Care of Peace Lily Plants?

I was recently bestowed with a HUGE peace lily from beau grandmother’s funeral array. Extremely honored by the gesture and I have good luck with most plants but have never took on a peace lily because I’ve heard they are difficult to keep alive. What tips can I be given to help preserve the life of this beautiful pant?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 8, 2012
Certified Expert
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These plants do well in indirect light (no direct sunlight) and will even thrive in low-light areas. Peace lilies prefer an evenly moist soil. The soil never should be soggy and the plant shouldn't sit in water. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Fertilizing is another important factor in caring for these plants. Feed the plant once a month during the growing season with a standard houseplant fertilizer, such as 20-20-20, at half the recommended strength. Repot the plant every year or two with an equal mix of potting soil, peat moss and sand. Regularly wipe down the foliage with a damp sponge to remove dust or place the plant in the shower to keep the foliage clean.

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