Houseplants forum: Help with my peace lily!

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Nov 7, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Any idea what's wrong with my peace lily? I've watered it regularly but it is still droopy. Please help!
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Nov 8, 2017 12:08 AM CST
Hi there! Your spathiphyllum may need watering. How often do you water it? Is the top soil dry? Stick your finger in the soil and see if there is still moist. You can spray it too to give it an extra moisture, some say it does nothing, but I have seen my plants love their shower. Also, I have put mine on pebbles, keeping them watered, but not allowing the water to touch the bottom. Keep it away from dry conditions, they like humidity in their environment.
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Nov 9, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Your Peace Lily should perk up noticeably after it is watered thoroughly so that the soil is completely saturated. Sometimes if the soil gets very dry, the water you add might just run around the outside of the rootball without being absorbed by the soil. Make sure that has not happened.

If the leaves don't perk up after a good watering, then that probably means the roots are damaged and not absorbing the available water in the soil. That is a serious problem, so let's hope that is not the case.

Watch your Peace Lily carefully and water it thoroughly just as or before it starts to wilt just a bit. Although it will recover from wilting, it is best to avoid serious wilting.

Also, protect it from any direct sunlight.

Increase huimidity is fine, n=but not at all essential as long as the roots are properly hydrated.
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