Growing a Peace Lily

May 2, 2020

Since our last move my peace lily has been very finicky. I had it outside under my porch and it wasn't doing good. So I brought it inside and as you can see it has sprouted much new growth. However it is taking the leaves forever to unfold.


And some are even browning at the tips. I am going to start misting it in case it may be too dry inside. But is there anything else I should be doing? I may just need to be patient.


May 2, 20200 found this helpful
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These are fairly sturdy and easy to maintain. They droop and you water and they come back. The leaf unfurling and browning is often caused by too much light and too much heat. Try moving it to a slightly cooler space that gets partial day sun. Only water when the leaves start to droop.

I used to just trim the brown spotting leaves off and the plant seems to respond well and come back.

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Peace lilies love low light and consistency with feedings, placement, and lighting. This plant loves routine and not a lot of new changes!

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Was the plant doing okay where you had it before your move?
If so try to find a good place that fits the same conditions as before.
If it has not been very long since your move your plant may still be in shock as it may take a few weeks to settle in again.

If you research the problem with the leaf tips turning brown you will find that under watering as well as over watering will both cause this to happen.
From looking at your picture it does not appear that you have a pot with drainage holes but it may just look like that from here. These pots are nice but indoor plants usually do better if they have a pot with drainage holes and sit on a saucer of sorts.

Fertilizing too often is not good either - maybe every 2-3 months with weak fertilizer may be all it needs.

I have also found that my tap water sometimes has too much salt (we never know this from taste) so I use distilled or water from the supermarket instead. If you ever see white looking powder on your potted soil or white marks on the outside of clay pots then your plant is getting too much salt and will not grow well (inside or outside).

I decided to invest in a water moisture gauge (usually cost $10- $15) that has prongs that measure water/moisture and some also have other gauges for PH, etc. These can be purchased online or at any of the big stores (garden department). (Affiliate Link)

This is an excellent site for information about your plant.

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I am trying to figure out what type of plant this is so I can best care for it. Thanks!


August 12, 20190 found this helpful

It could be a rubber plant

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

Peace Lily,it also has white oval shape flowers!

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August 13, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like a peace lily.

They like a consistent watering schedule and strong afternoon sun. With proper care they can last a long time!

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

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August 14, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like a Peace Lily but there are other similar plants.
You can check your plant against pictures of Peace Lily to be sure.
If it has the white flowers as shown in the photos then it is most likely a Peace Lily.
These are very easy care plants to keep indoors and are highly rated to be excellent oxygen producers - good for your home.
Do not overwater - common mistake that will kill the lily.

Caution: these plants are toxic to cats and dogs.

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I received this plant in 2008 when my father passed away and have lovingly cared for it since. I wait for it to bloom every year. It takes quite a while after winter starts, for its bloom to actually open but, when it does, I am filled with a peace that its name represents.

A Peace Lily in bloom, next to a window.

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March 12, 2018

Peace lilies are typically very easy to grow and quite tolerant of diverse growing conditions. However, too much bright light and temperatures over 90F can cause leaf curl. This is a page about a peace lily that has leaves curling.

Peace Lily Leaves with some damage and curl

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