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Apr 30, 2020 8:34 PM CST
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Name: piegirl
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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.
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May 1, 2020 12:33 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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maybe the roots are so damaged it can't take in any water.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 1, 2020 5:49 AM CST
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Name: piegirl
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@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.
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May 1, 2020 6:13 AM CST
Name: Sally
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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?
Plant it and they will come.
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May 1, 2020 6:20 AM CST
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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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May 1, 2020 6:26 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Thanks for the picture. I think it's pefectly fine.

Open to other opinions of course.. Shrug!
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May 1, 2020 9:43 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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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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May 1, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
See you in the funny papers!
Charter ATP Member Frogs and Toads Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland
Composter Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds
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
Plant it and they will come.
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