Houseplants forum: Peace lily spathes are green

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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
Jan 8, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Our peace lily is seemingly healthy, but it stopped blooming white. Now all new spathes are green and small. Anyone know why?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 8, 2017 7:19 PM CST
The spathes are actually modified leaves. As the flower ages, the spathes gets greenish hues. It does photosynthesis too, so it is behaving like a typical leaf. Mine did that too, surprisingly still staying around since it first showed up in July last year.

Btw, if it is a new spathe, it also starts green first then it goes white, then turns green again when it ages well.
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Salvias
Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Region: Maryland
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lovesblooms
Jan 9, 2017 9:38 AM CST
tarev said:

Btw, if it is a new spathe, it also starts green first then it goes white, then turns green again when it ages well.


Mine aren't doing that--they were turning white at first, but over the past few months they've been staying green and small. But I recently realized it's only been doing that since it got cooler. I read somewhere else that sometimes changes in conditions can cause this.

It's otherwise healthy.
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