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Splatbean
Oct 30, 2017 5:57 PM CST
My peace lilly leaves seem to die when they make contact with the teracotta pot. Otherwise it seems healthy..?
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WillC
Oct 31, 2017 8:45 AM CST
Do you mean the entire plant dies if it is potted into a terra cotta pot? Or do you mean a leaf will die if it touches the rim of the terra cotta pot?
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tarev
Oct 31, 2017 8:59 AM CST
Hello Splatbean, do post a photo of your plant, to help us understand what you mean.
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Splatbean
Oct 31, 2017 4:35 PM CST
WillC said:Do you mean the entire plant dies if it is potted into a terra cotta pot? Or do you mean a leaf will die if it touches the rim of the terra cotta pot?

Just the individual leaf as it rests on the pot...
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WillC
Oct 31, 2017 5:18 PM CST
There is nothing in terracotta that would normally cause contact with it to damage foliage. Perhaps if a lower leaf were to rub against the abrasive rim of the terra cotta that might cause some damage. Otherwise, I am wondering if it is just coincidental that it is the older lower leaves that tend to die back as normal aging and the same thing would occur in a plastic pot.
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