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Peace lily- leaves drooping and yellow (also not flowering)


This peace lily was left alone in our apartment for a week over the holidays, and now it looks like the picture. My partner (who came back a week and a half ago) said the leaves were only drooping at first, and the yellowing of the leaves has developed since then. The top leaves look happy and green, but I'm concerned about the number of yellow leaves on the rest of the plant. It's been rewatered and it gets indirect sun just like it always has; do you think it will recover or is there something more going on? image

Also it has never flowered since the inital blooms died a few months after we got it- we've tried more sun, less sun, more water, less...nothing seems to make a difference.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.


  • I've also been wondering if it's time to repot it; could that play into its current appearance?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,152

    Peace lilies are quite hungry plants ... I would repot it in good houseplant compost and use a houseplant fertiliser (something like Baby Bio for flowering plants) as directed on the bottle.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Make sure it never sees the sun; they don't like it.  Steamy bathroom is where they like to be.

  • Really, no sun at all? I thought it was supposed to get 'medium indirect' light. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Indirect light is not sun!  It is a jungle plant.

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