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peacelilyqueen
May 22, 2020 1:30 PM CST
Hello!


I've had this Peace Lily for about a year now. It's been healthy and happy. I noticed that the ends of its leaves were really brown and dried out, but otherwise healthy. So I repotted it to see if the leaf-damage would stop. Now, all of the stems are droopy, but the leaves are not withering. I tried watering it to see if the "droopiness" would improve, but I actually started seeing yellow leaves as though it was being over-watered AND it's still droopy.

Any advice on how to make him happy again?!


Thanks!




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oneeyeluke
May 23, 2020 1:20 AM CST
You are keeping the soil too wet, let the soil dry out almost completely before watering.
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kniphofia
May 23, 2020 1:24 AM CST
Repotting is highly likely to be the kiss of death for so many peace lilies. It does more harm than good in most cases, especially if the roots are disturbed or it's been put into too big a pot which can cause root rot.
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WillC
May 23, 2020 8:15 AM CST
I agree with Sue. When you repotted, how much of the original soil did you remove and replace?
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peacelilyqueen
May 26, 2020 9:30 AM CST
The new pot was 14.055-inches wide from a 10-inch pot. I added a lot of new soil. Today, I tried to remove the new, brand name soil, and replace it with more of the soil that the plant originally thrived in. Is there any way I can save it? I'm afraid it may have caused root rot and I'm not sure how to fix that.
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WillC
May 26, 2020 9:36 AM CST
If you removed a good portion of the original soil when you repotted, then you also inadvertently damaged many of the tiny roothairs that do most of the work. The excessively large pot then further damaged the remaining roots by suffocating them.

I am not optimistic about its recovery. Keep it in a the smallest pot that the renaining roots fit into snugly.
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