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pallavi
Apr 2, 2018 6:35 PM CST
Hi All,

So I went out of town over the long Easter weekend and gave the keys to my friend to check on my plants. I watered all of them thoroughly, except for peace lily , which I had watered a couple of days ago. My bad luck, they forgot, and now this is how my peace lily looks like. Some stalks are bent, some are droopy , there was some yellow leaves as well.

Now I ve watered it thoroughly and put it in a bright , indirect light stop. Any chance it will live ? And if it does survive , will it be upright again as it was previously ?

Thanks much. Appreciate all help.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Water yes, moving to new location NO. Let your plant deal with one problem at a time. Only time will tell, be patient.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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australia
pallavi
Apr 3, 2018 1:56 AM CST
Ten hours later. Not bad. ☺️

I have not fertilized it since I got it from the shop. Presently there are two flowers. How long should I wait ?

I think the new growth could be upright. Old one has been too droopy to be erect again.

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Apr 3, 2018 8:27 AM CST
You have learned what all Peace Lily owners find out soon enough; that the leaves collapse pathetically when allowed to get the least bit too dry, but they do perk up again once they are watered.

Yours looks pretty well recovered. It may be as you surmised that some of the older leaves will not be as upright as before as wilting does weaken the stems a bit. New growth will be upright, but even they will gradually feel the effects of gravity and droop slightly.

It will do better in brighter light, as long as it is not in direct sun.

Fertilize it at half strength once per month to encourage flowering.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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