Peace lily in trouble

jansy1985(5a)August 9, 2013

Hi All
I bought a full peace lily plant about a month ago and it was doing well inside my home with new leaves unfolding quickly. Couple weeks ago I divided the plant and placed mother plant back in its pot with new soil in the same spot. It showed no change for a week so I thought it was happy.
Now I am starting to notice a lot of sudden yellow in leaves starting from the stem. At first I thought it was just one but next day I noticed 2 more. This seems to be spreading. New rolled leaves are there but none of them have opened since I transplanted either. Any ideas what may be causing it?

I'd appreciate any help/ideas. I feel terrible that my tampering has destroyed an otherwise healthy, happy plant :(

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CactusBoss(Zone 5a)

Overwatered maybe?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 7:46PM
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jansy1985(5a)

hmm, I haven't watered it too much since transplanting to avoid root rot. But I have been misting it a lot more. Too much misting?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 8:04PM
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tamela_star(Zone 7)

Plants go into shock when they're divided and repotted like that. I just got one myself and I had to put it in a pot. I divided many types of plants and some go into shock after being divided. They just need some time to adjust.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 9:10PM
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jansy1985(5a)

Thanks Tamela. Shock might be it, given that nothing else really changed. I just hate to see those large green leaves lose color.

Would you have any suggestions for helping the plant settle down with more ease? I heard its not a good idea to fertilize or water the plant at normal pace until roots take hold (not sure how long to wait for this either).

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 11:22PM
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