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Can anyone tell me how to deal with a water logged peace lily please.  I've drained all the liquid from the pot but the lily lolike half dead.  I'd like to see it come back to its former glory.  Thanks.

 

colin 

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Sit it on some newspaper to absorb the excess water

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,566

    Patience.  Peace lilies are resilient but you'll have to wait and see if it recovers over the next few weeks.

    If it does, water it in future by dunking it in a bowl or bucket of tepid water till no air bubbles appear at the top and then let it drain completely.  Water it only when a finger pushed into its compost up to the first knuckle feels dry.   This should be about once a week in summer but less in winter.

    They also appreciate a spritz of moisture on their leaves from time to time.

    They don't like chlorinated water so if your tap water is chlorinated, put out a bowl or bucket the night before so the chlorine can dissipate overnight.

     

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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