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Unhealthy Peace Lilly

Hi all,

I’ve attached 3 pictures of a peace lilly I have that seems quite unhealthy.

I’ve done some research an unfortunately it seems like the symptoms of both under watering and over watering seem quite similar. I’m watering it whenever the plant starts to wilt, but it seems to be wilting all the time now.

* It’s a pale green all over, not a deep green like it used to be
* It’s got some browning on the tips and edges of the leaves
* The flowers aren’t getting white - they have a green hue
* It’s on a north facing window sill in a kitchen
* I split the plant I bought and reported them into all purpose compost. Could this be an issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,541
    When did you repot it and did you add any slow release food to the soil? A recently repotted plant would need more frequent watering than an established plant as it needs to grow the roots back. Terracotta isn't idea for peace lillies as it dries out the soil faster too.
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  • When did you repot it and did you add any slow release food to the soil? A recently repotted plant would need more frequent watering than an established plant as it needs to grow the roots back. Terracotta isn't idea for peace lillies as it dries out the soil faster too.
    Thanks for the advice. It’s been in that pot for a couple of months now.

    I’ll transfer it to a plastic pot and will buy some feed and see how it goes!
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,541
    I've tried terracotta for a few house plants and, aside from succulents that do well in it, most plants tend to struggle to thrive. If you like the look of the terracotta you can put a plastic pot inside it or line it with plastic from an old compost sack. Try giving it a bit of more regular watering for a couple of weeks and a feed of babybio or similar when you water and see if it perks up. I'd snip of any flowers too until it's had a chance to establish itself.
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