Pot with no drainage - reason for unhappy peace lily? - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, Ge
Question by aimeetake2
June 25, 2010
I read many of the prior q's on peace lilies. Mine was large leaf, all turned brown, and only a few smaller green ones have returned. Some grow brown. It's sad like Charlie Brown plant but special as it was given to me at my mother's mem service. Repotted a yr ago but still have low leaf output, no blooms, and majority leaves brown. Could poor drainage cause ALL of this? Or dry air? Will try fert.

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2010


Poor drainage is the most fatal of all the conditions you mention; dry air will cause leaf browning; low light exposure can also cause poor leaf growth. You can feed your peace lily but you may also want to repot it into a container that drains well, set it in a brighter location, and make sure it's not in a draft from an air conditioner or heater. I hope your plant recovers soon.

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