dried out peace lilly - drooping

organic_remoMarch 27, 2013


I have this peace lilly which I normally water once a week or so. It's not in direct sunlight.

Was out of town longer than expected (closer to 2 weeks) and when I got back the leaves were dropping significantly. I quickly gave it a good watering 2 days ago and some of the leaves have perked up a little).

I watered and misted it (sprayed the leaves) yesterday. The soil is damp to the touch at the moment.

If I get it hydrated enoough would these still green leaves that are bent over straighten back up? Or will they continue to droop like this?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I've looked at other messages but none had pictures so thought posting this with a picture would be best.

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Just keep on watering it. it will come back up

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 10:00AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Awww, so sorry, looks like it was really full and pretty. If it perked up a bit, there's still life there. Some of the leaves may be lost, probably too early to draw any conclusions. Just don't overwater it now, that would just add insult to injury.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 10:02AM
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Just water as usual. If we are dehydrated we cannot drink too much too fast or it will cause us harm, the same goes for plants. Just keep testing the soil. Most of the plant should comeback in time.

In the future if you go out of town for a bit you could buy a self watering globe from a dollar store or the like. Works great!


    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 10:05AM
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I heartily concur with the above comments:

1) Man, that sucks about the damage. D': I've been there. My peace lily is an offset from a a plant older than I am by a year, and dates to the funeral of my great-grandmother. So it's intensely sentimental, but also just brings me joy to see it happy and fluffy.

2) Don't overcompensate with watering now! I've also been there. It won't help, and would quite likely hurt. Please heed Tuck's advice to water as you normally would.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 5:53PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I can't begin to tell you how many times I've done that to mine and I didn't even leave town. Unless the stems are kinked, they will come back up.

Do not overwater.


    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 7:54PM
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