Droopy Peace Lily?

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December 18, 2018

I'm caring for this plant for a friend; but am not sure what it is. It looked worse when I got it yesterday; it's perked up a bit after fertilizer and water. Is it a low-light plant?

Thanks for any response!


December 18, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you so much!! Hoping to revive it for her!

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

This looks like a philidendron

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

I believe it is a peace lily and does not take a lot of special care.


This plant has some information about the general care on a ThjriftyFun link.


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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

Looks like my peace lily is at the moment. Wilted. They like water and warm but not hot places. I have had mine for 13 years and they do pop back up once you give them a drink. I never fertilized mine and it seems happy. Once you give it some water, it should be fine and your friend will not know it had the wilt. It likes low to moderate light. If it does get a few yellow leaves, you should cut the off with a sharp scissors. It will be fine! Take care! Happy plant sitting.

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December 19, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you, everyone!!! I'll check out the forum; I'm sure it is a peace lily now; it is looking much better; and I'm slowly trimming off the brown or dead leaves.


So glad I found this place for help.

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December 23, 20180 found this helpful

Yes that is a peace lily. Just add water. It will pop right back. I never fertilize mine and it is huge. I trim off yellowed leaves and I keep inside in winter and outside in summer time. Peace lilies need to be repotted every two years to a bigger pot. I never put mine in full sun outside and it is not picky about certain amounts of sun inside. I have had mine for more years than I know. And started new ones from it that are thriving well. Plenty of water and replant into bigger pot every two years. The wilt will pop back up after watering. It is a hardy plant. Not finicky so it is actually hard to kill one. Or mine would have died years ago. Add water and it will be fine.

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August 9, 2019

My peace lily seems to have healthy leaves, no browning or wilting, but they are all bent. This plant was a gift and they have always been this way.


The plant is in an east facing window with early morning bright light and then filtered light all day. What causes this and can I fix it?


August 10, 20190 found this helpful

You may have too much light or a high temperature

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

The leaves of a peace lily can droop because its in need of water or because it has been overwatered. This plant is rather finicky about moisture, lighting and temperature. You can find some possible reasons for droopy leaves and suggestions for helping your plant at

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

You may need to up the watering schedule if it is always like that. Mine gets that way when it is thirsty. These like water.


They also like strong afternoon sun, so you could try it in a different window if it is not getting enough light.

I have had one for going on 15 years and it is still going strong!

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

Water and filtered light

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January 25, 2007


I just repotted my peace lilies and now they are very droopy, what can I do?

Hardiness Zone: 8a

Megan from Sumter, South Carolina



It's likely that your newly repotted peace plant is still suffering from a bit of transplant shock. If your plant was healthy at the time of repotting, it should snap back in a couple of weeks. To help it recover as quickly as possible, you'll want to minimize any additional stress. Give it plenty of light, but make sure to keep it out of direct sunlight for a week or two. Keep its soil moist, but not wet, until the roots have had enough time to become firmly established. This usually takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks.


Don't give it any fertilizer until you start to see some active growth. This may take a few months, so be patient. If you repotted your peace plant into a much larger pot, you may want to move it to something a bit smaller. It's always best to choose pots that are only one size larger than the pots your plants are currently in. When you go from small containers to large containers you increase the soil volume. This means the soil stays wetter longer each time you water and the roots may suffer as a result.



By Monita (Guest Post)
November 8, 20060 found this helpful

Your Peace Lilly needs water. It will pop up again and be as good as new.

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By Heidi Wallace (Guest Post)
November 15, 20062 found this helpful

As you probably know peace lillies are very hardy and are hard
to kill. Water the plant and it should come back to life again.
One other trick to try if you drink coffee feed the plant some
Ever since mine has been caffinated the leaves have this

great shine to them, and it never droops.
Good luck.

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