Peace Lily dying

beard_of_socratesJune 24, 2013

Hello all,

Looks like I've ran into a bit of trouble with this hardy plant. A few days it appeared healthy, now it's drooping to point I can't get it back up.

I think the culprit was over-watering. I think I could just dump out the contents and refill, though I'm worried the plant may have dyed from root rot. :(

The container does have a drainage system. It has a catch filter at the bottom with a layer of medium sized rocks above that.

Any help is definitively appreciated.

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Usually the culprit of this wilting is underwatering. If the soil isnt moist it needs water ASAP.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 1:19PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

I'd check to see if the mix had completely hardened off (which peaty mixes tend to do) interfering w/ the plant's ability to drink.

Likelier than not, it's because of the poor mix, not under or overwatering.

Sorry, don't know what a catch filter is.

Thinking has changed on the layer of rocks down below, that is now though to be a bad idea interfering further w/ proper drainage.

I'd unpot the whole thing & check if the roots are still alive, before trying to do anything else; it MAY be too late, can't tell w/out unpotting it, sorry.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 1:47PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

If the mix is hardened I would submerge it for a half an hour and let It sit in a few days in a shady spot. If it is alive it will perk up alittle if not it is probally lost

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:50PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Those leaves are dead....they won't come back. However, that doesn't mean that the entire plant is dead. Unless it has been overwatered to the point of total root rot....it could grow new leaves.

These plants are very sensitive to soggy roots/potting mix. They begin to wilt due to root rot.....we water them even more thinking that they are dry, and then they die.

I don't understand about your potting system, either.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 5:01PM
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