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May 12, 2020 11:24 AM CST
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Hampshire- UK
Hello all! Fairly new to plants, gardening, and all things botany so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I wanted some insight into what these strange dry-brown growths at the bottom of my peace lily stems? Could this be a sign of ill health in the roots? root rot? A parasitical disease? I haven't seen any other peace lilies with this same condition, but maybe it is natural? Aside from this, the plant seems to be in good health and has grown almost a half a dozen flowers since the repot- not much vertical growth in it but overal the plant seems healthy.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, cheers!! 🌱
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May 12, 2020 3:56 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Welcome! Your plant is an Anthurium, not a Peace Lily. That is a common error.

Those are sheaths at the base of the stems and they are perfectly normal.

Give it lots of bright, mostly indirect sunlight. Let the top inch of soil get dry before watering it lightly. It needs to dry out more than a Peace Lily.
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