Cold Peace Lily - Knowledgebase Question

Fairlawn, OH
Question by lstephens349
November 9, 2006
MY PEACE LILY WAS LEFT OUT IN THE COLD ON AN ENCLOSED SUN PORCH AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS DYING. Please LET ME KNOW WHAT TO DO . THANKS SO MUCH.


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Answer from NGA
November 9, 2006

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The minimum recommended temperature for this plant is about 55 degrees, so it is not very cold tolerant at all. What will happen depends on how cold the plant was and for how long a period of time the cold lasted. Generally speaking, anything below 45 degrees would damage it, and if it was frosted or frozen, it is most likely (sadly) not going to make it. At this point, if it was not actually frosted, you could try trimming off any damaged foliage and stems and placing the plant in optimum conditions which would be a temperature between about 69 and 80 degrees with bright but indirect light and see if it can recover. On the other hand, these plants are relatively inexpensive so you may just want to replace it. I'm sorry about your plant.

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