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Mar 5, 2017 10:00 PM CST
Have this plant from wifes work usually good with saving stuff and keeping alive but this one i dont even know what it is
Any help greatly appreciated
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Mar 5, 2017 11:17 PM CST
It's a Spathiphylum, the peace lily. Feel sad to see it, was it got bitten by cold?, then got drought attack.?

Mar 6, 2017 6:10 AM CST
tofitropic said:It's a Spathiphylum, the peace lily. Feel sad to see it, was it got bitten by cold?, then got drought attack.?

Was in a office building no cold water weekly replanted about a week ago
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Mar 6, 2017 7:36 AM CST
Hi Jamesbrough8039, Welcome!

I agree, the plant in question is a Peace Lily:
Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum)
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

I'd cut off all of the dead/dying stems and leaves and make sure the container has good drainage so that the soil isn't getting stagnant which will cause root rot. The soil in your photo looks very dry to me. You should water regularly to keep the soil consistently damp to moist but not soggy and give it as much bright light as possible without direct sun.

In their natural habitats Peace Lilies do grow in water and some people grow them in fresh water aquariums but when planted in soil, they need good air circulation and should not have heavy, constantly soggy soil which will cause the roots of the plant to rot. In the past I grew a Peace Lily in a vase of water for a couple of years, changing the water daily; then I got busy with life and let it go for a couple of months without water change ... without circulation, the water got stagnant and the plants roots turned slimy and rotten. Sticking tongue out

Peace Lilies will do okay in low light situations but don't fall for the old tale that they will survive forever in low light! Yes, they are grown in offices and shopping malls but they do receive very bright light in those places. Just don't place your plant in direct sun, which will fry the foliage. Peace Lilies also like high humidity and you can raise the humidity levels around the plant by sitting the pot on top of a tray of moist pebbles, replacing the water as it evaporates; some people like to spray their plants with water to help with humidity.

You might enjoy reading this great article on Spathiphyllum by the late Steve Lucas:
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Mar 6, 2017 11:35 AM CST
I agree, it is a Peace Lily. There is a lot of hope for that plant. As Lin suggested, remove all the dried out parts, and be patient in nurturing it. Your soil looks really dry, I will water directly the soil, keep in shade for now, does not like direct sun, and it should eventually bounce back. No fertilizer either at this point, got to encourage the plant to focus on growing new roots and new leaves.

Your plant looks much better than mine when I almost killed it. So I know your plant has a good fighting chance. This plant prefers to be on the moist side.

Good luck!

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