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Lynette_S
Jan 4, 2018 1:10 AM CST
Hello, I bought this peace lily just before Christmas (so about 2 weeks ago) and the 'bloom' hasn't changed colour since. The flowers itself are green as well as the spathe surrounding it. I've had it on my window sill but I think the sun may be too strong there so I stopped opening the blinds. I might move it to a less direct part of the house if it's still too much sunlight?

My question is: Will it stay this colour or should the flowers turn yellow and the spathe white? Any other advice for me, a newbie? Sorry for the low quality of the photos but hopefully you can make it out. thanks!
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DaisyI
Jan 4, 2018 10:48 AM CST
Welcome!

No, the flower won't turn white. Its an old flower, they often turn green with age and your's has.

Your plant will appreciate a little more light than you are giving it and reward you with more flowers. No direct sun though.
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tarev
Jan 4, 2018 10:54 AM CST
No need to worry about your peace lily Lynette, it does its normal thing as it matures. The spathe is actually a modified leaf so it just means it is now doing some photosynthesizing.

Enjoy your plant! Looks quite a-okay! Thumbs up Filtered light is good for it, no direct sun as already mentioned.
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Lynette_S
Jan 4, 2018 10:16 PM CST
Thank you both! Should I cut the spathe off or just let it do it's thing? It doesn't seem to be troubled so I'm inclined to leave it be?
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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2018 10:23 PM CST
I dislike the look of older green blooms on my Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) and usually prune them off but leaving them on the plant causes no harm.

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tarev
Jan 6, 2018 4:27 PM CST
We all have our preferences. I just allow the plant to finish it off on its own. When it goes brown then that's the time I cut the bloomstalk.

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