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jtetra13
Jan 1, 2017 10:29 PM CST
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Hi everyone! My peace lily seems to be having some trouble. As you can see, several of the new leaves at the bottom are browning and dying! There are a few more tiny New leaves within the pot that are already brown as well! I always keep the soil at least somewhat moist but I do not overwater. I expose it to only moderate amounts of light, which isn't hard considering I am in the middle of winter in New York. Any suggestions?
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sallyg
Jan 2, 2017 8:54 AM CST
I think it's normal loss of older leaves. Overall it looks great, and must be happy since it is blooming. I have a petite Spath and find it really likes to stay moist, and if it dries to wilting then some older leaves will yellow right away.
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jtetra13
Jan 2, 2017 11:43 AM CST

sallyg said:I think it's normal loss of older leaves. Overall it looks great, and must be happy since it is blooming. I have a petite Spath and find it really likes to stay moist, and if it dries to wilting then some older leaves will yellow right away.


Yes, but there are little (and I assume newer) leaves very close to the center and well inside the the diameter of the pot that browning and withering as well. Is that normal?
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 2, 2017 2:23 PM CST
I have been spraying mine with water to add humidity during the dry winter.
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sallyg
Jan 2, 2017 4:36 PM CST
jtetra13 said:


Yes, but there are little (and I assume newer) leaves very close to the center and well inside the the diameter of the pot that browning and withering as well. Is that normal?


We'll need someone more smart to tell you about that. Maybe those are new side shoots trying to grow. You may want to investigate and see if the plant it getting thoroughly moistened when you do water. I've never had mites or mealy bugs bother my Spath, so am not thinking it's a bug problem. But, I'm no pro.
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tarev
Jan 3, 2017 12:45 PM CST
New leaves start from the center, so I would not worry on the older outer leaves that are drying out.

Good that you have proper watering intervals, and your plant looks okay to me.

Here is how mine looks right now: mine is due for some repot to add some more soil, but will do it in Spring.
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