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Cambridgeshire
Ciaranmarley
Mar 7, 2018 5:21 AM CST
I have had this peace lilly for 13 months and for the first 8 months it was beautiful and flowering. For the past 5 months it seems to be slowing down and has not flowered at all can someone HELP me please
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Mar 7, 2018 6:11 AM CST
that is a big pot for the size of the greenery. It may just be putting all of its energy into growing roots and leaves.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Cambridgeshire
Ciaranmarley
Mar 7, 2018 6:27 AM CST
Thank you I shall repot it. What size do you recommend, should it be in a pot with not much extra space. I am a beginner and really appreciate any and all help thank you again
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Mar 7, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Did you put it in the big one recently?
Has it lost leaves during that time- older ones turning yellow?
It looks happy , just not blooming. May be better to leave it alone and be patient. Should be happy in bright fluorescent or indirect window light. Maybe it has slowed down because it is in a very dim place?

I would maybe pull it out without digging into the roots and pot it in proportion to the top.
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Like roughly similar diameter of leaf spread to pot? Well, that's hard to describe, but go down from what you have, maybe half the diameter?

In my experience with these, they do NOT like having their roots ripped apart. They
survive but can take a long time to fill out and stabilize. Since this looks happy, really may be best to leave it alone.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Cambridgeshire
Ciaranmarley
Mar 7, 2018 4:47 PM CST
Thank you sallyg I think I'm just going to leave it in its pot and see how it goes as you say it looks happy and would be gutted to kill it by ripping the roots. It been in the pot a while at least 4 months will I need to feed it thank you any advice greatly appreciated
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
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sallyg
Mar 7, 2018 5:11 PM CST
It's hard to diagnose much based on one picture. I can only suggest based on my experience with these.

I am open to suggestions from others.

If you really wish to fertilize, use a weak solution. Better too little than too much, with houseplant fertilizer. I rarely fertilize, but do try to always use rainwater - which may have some dissolved nutrient value- depending on how many bugs and leaves have fallen in..
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Mar 7, 2018 5:20 PM CST
I endorse what Sally has suggested. Available light is a very important consideration. Although Peace Lilies want protection from the direct rays of the sun falling on their leaves, they otherwise want as much light as possible, preferably no more than a few feet away from an uncovered window. Recovery will be slow, so be patient.
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Horticultural Help, NYC
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