The Q&A Archives: Peace Lily Not Growing

Question: I repotted my peace lily in June, since then it has grown very little, some of the leaves seem to be dying at the root, I pull these out when they die. the leaves droop. I use the miracle grow stick to fertilize and water once a week. What am I doing wrong.

Answer: Sometimes a repotted plant will fail to root out into the new soil, and I suspect this is what happened. It is also possible that it is potted a bit deeper than it would like. I would suggest unpotting the plant, loosening the roots and repotting it into fresh soil mix. Make sure the new soil mix is a close match to the original mix and that the roots are directed outward into the new soil. Replant it at the same depth as it was originally planted. Then, water as needed to keep the soil evenly moist but not sopping wet. To find out how often to water, check the soil with your finger. This plant will tolerate low light but may not grow very much in a darker location. You might try gradually moving it to a slightly sunnier spot.

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