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Name: piegirl
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piegirl25
Apr 30, 2020 8:34 PM CST
My peace lily went from doing really well, to drooping all the time. It was overpotted and would stay droopy for weeks but after repotting it into a smaller the leaves still won't perk up? Is there anything I can do to make her happy or at least make her perk up? Thanks.
Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 1, 2020 12:33 AM CST
maybe the roots are so damaged it can't take in any water.
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Name: piegirl
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piegirl25
May 1, 2020 5:49 AM CST
@sallyg Do you think it'll ever be able to return back to normal again? When I put it into a new pot the roots looked white and thick and looked slightly longer than when it was in its original nursery pot.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
May 1, 2020 6:13 AM CST
Generally, they only droop when too dry, and they recover when watered. In severe droop, the entire stem lays down. I have seen them recover from this when watered.

Are stems laying down, or just leaf blade seems limp?
Can you show a picture?
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Name: piegirl
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piegirl25
May 1, 2020 6:20 AM CST
There are only leaf blade stems dropping. The droop isn't severe but I know it's usually perkier then this.


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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
May 1, 2020 6:26 AM CST
Thanks for the picture. I think it's pefectly fine.

Open to other opinions of course.. Shrug!
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WillC
May 1, 2020 9:43 AM CST
I agree with Sally. Your Peace Lily is fine and healthy. As leaves age, they will get pulled down some by gravity. Same with me!
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 1, 2020 10:40 AM CST
WillC said:I agree with Sally. Your Peace Lily is fine and healthy. As leaves age they will get pulled done some by gravity. Same with me!


lol, feelin it, Will Smiling
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