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Nessy
Apr 25, 2016 10:51 PM CST
I took a wild peace lily that i found in the road, and put it in a pot in my desk, but that same day, it started to look droopy. what can i do to help her?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 26, 2016 5:47 AM CST
Welcome! @Nessy.

Any time you transplant a plant growing in soil (as opposed to transplanting one growing in a pot), you are going to cut roots and perhaps dehydrate that plant and its roots. Thus, most dug-up plants will show signs of this stress by drooping. You want to make sure your potting soil is well draining because you want to keep that soil slightly moist at all times for the first few weeks. Also be sure that the pot you have it in has nice, large drainage holes. Though you want to keep the potting soil moist, you don't want it soggy. Keep the plant in moderately bright light but shaded from direct sun.

Good luck.

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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 26, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Are you sure you got the bulb?
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drdawg
Apr 26, 2016 9:38 AM CST
I did not know the peace lilies had bulbs, Daisy. Live and learn, huh?
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 26, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Maybe they are considered rhizomes. They appear to be monocots so there must be a bulb-y type thing down there somewhere. Smiling

I wonder about the depth of the bulb-y thing though. Most native bulbs bury themselves pretty deep.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
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drdawg
Apr 26, 2016 11:47 AM CST
I just don't know much of anything about peace lilies. I have a feeling that they would have rhizomes rather than bulbs. I don't know about depth. My white butterfly ginger spread via rhizomes and they are planted just below the soil's surface, only an inch depth will do fine for them.
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