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Jun 4, 2018 4:42 PM CST
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Hi there! I'm very new to plant caretaking and I'm having trouble figuring out how to keep my large peace lily happy.

-- Some of the leaves are turning brown/yellow on the edges, so I remove them (see attached photo of leaf I cut off). I can't figure out why this keeps happening. I water it every week, filling up 3/4 of a standard watering can.

-- I placed the peace lily in a pot with drainage holes, then put it on top of some rocks. Is this not a good idea? (See other photo).

Would really appreciate some tips!

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Jun 4, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
It is probably a watering problem. The pot has a drain hole, as it should, so be sure to add enough water so that bit runs through the drain hole and then water again just before the leaves start to wilt. That might take more or less than a week.

Make sure your Peace Lily is getting lots of very bright indirect light, no more than 4 or 5 feet from a sunny window.

Trim off any leaves that have started to discolor as they will not recover. That will help you monitor the plant going forward.
Will Creed
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