peace lily - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by leticia_carb
April 18, 2010
I have peace lily's and would like to know why are their leaves getting dark spots and some turn black?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2010


Sounds like a bacterial disease - probably from overwatering. Peace lilies are relatively easy to care for under normal home conditions. They will tolerate a wide range of light levels but do best in moderate rather than very bright light; they should be watered regularly so that the soil stays slightly moist but not soggy. The frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant relative to its pot and on the room temperature and humidity as well as air circulation. You might wish to use a dilute water-soluble houseplant fertilizer for foliage plants according to the label instructions. When the plant has grown enough so that it needs very frequent watering, then it should be moved to a slightly larger pot.

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