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Donna11033
Mar 14, 2015 1:14 PM CST
I received this PL a year ago last March. I had no problems with it until November. Leaves were turning brown at the end, some were turning brown on the side, some were spotty. I was concerned about what I can only describe as looking like a ginger root appearing above the soil. Someone told me to replant it so I did (you can still somewhat see it in one of the pics). I brought it home from my office since I have central heating and my house is a constant 69 degrees. It currently resides in a spare room about 6 feet from the windows with the blinds partially slanted and gets watered about once a week. It's been a month and a half since I brought it home and there hasn't been any improvement. I want to get it back in shape as I received it when my mom passed away. It also doesn't help that I do not have a green thumb but I'm trying. Please help! The picture where it's full and beautiful was taken in October. The picture where it's sparse and not so beautiful was taken this morning.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2015 6:49 PM CST
I can only tell you what I have experienced. Mine tends to slow down it's growing habit in the winter and loses some leaves. I bring it inside during our short winter 3 months and it mainly stays outside in the bright shade for the rest of the year. In the winter, I *might* be lucky to get one new leaf in 3 months. It sits in a south-facing window getting as much winter sun as I can give it.

Your plant seems to be replanted a little deep. But it seems healthy. The "ginger root" you describe seems like it might be what's left of part of the plant that has deceased, perhaps the Mother plant from where the others that surround it came from. Peace Lily's do not a like a lot of water. It likes well-draining soil and even moisture. It does well in shade but really loves some bright light. Keep us posted. Welcome!
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