Brown/yellow Leaves And New Leaves That Die Before They Mature On Peace Lily - Knowledgebase Question

Lockport, NY
Question by nsturtevant
January 1, 2001
I have a Peace Lily that was given to me as a gift 2 1/2 years ago. I re-potted it 5 mos. ago. The new/young leaves look healthy for a short time and then turn brown and the stems turn yellow. The mature leaves turn brown and curl. I let it dry out before watering. I have tried different locations in my house. I heard that the bulbs need to be seperated and replanted. Is this a fact? If so How do I go about doing this without harm to my plant. This plant used to be big in size, and is now 1/4 the size it used to be. Any Suggestions would be of great help.


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Answer from NGA
January 1, 2001

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soils.

This plant can be divided as a means of propagating it and to rejuvenate an older, crowded plant. Generally the best time to do this would be in the spring. When repotting, it is fairly easy to see where the plant could be split apart be cutting straight down between stems or where there are natural divisions that can practically be pulled apart. Replant at the same depth as they grew originally.

Finally, insect pests can also cause browning. Inspect both the growing tips and the undersides of the leaves and the stems for signs of insect activity.

I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

soils.

This plant can be divided as a means of propagating it and to rejuvenate an older, crowded plant. Generally the best time to do this would be in the spring. When repotting, it is fairly easy to see where the plant could be split apart be cutting straight down between stems or where there are natural divisions that can practically be pulled apart. Replant at the same depth as they grew originally.

Finally, insect pests can also cause browning. Inspect both the growing tips and the undersides of the leaves and the stems for signs of insect activity.

I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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