If you’re looking for a plant that adds a peaceful vibe to your room, then planting a Peace Lily seems the best option you’ve got.
With proper care and loving attention, Peace lilies can thrive in an indoor setup. But, if you want to plant these perennial beauties outside, you can certainly do so.
However, what if you find your Peace Lily dying?
Luckily, you can still save it! Just make sure to read through this article to find out exactly how you can bring your white beauty back to life.
How to Save a Peace Lily That is Dying?
To save a Peace Lily, start by removing the damaged foliage. Place it in bright but indirect sunlight, with room temperatures up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a pot that’s twice as large as that of the plant’s root ball. Use fine, porous soil mixed with peat moss or fine bark.
Bringing a Peace Lily Back to Life: The Basics
Saving your Peace Lily from the brink of death is quite a daunting task, especially to newbie gardeners. But, if you know what you should do, then you’ll be reviving this perennial beauty in no time.
Just be patient to follow through the nifty tips below to bring your beloved flower back to life.
But, if your Peace Lily’s already dead, you can still revive it. Don’t fret, okay?
So, first things first. Make sure that your pot has proper drainage to avoid waterlogging. Waterlogging makes breathing difficult for the peace lily, as well as absorbing nutrients.
Make sure to change your plant’s soil if it has already been fungus-infested to counter the root rot.
Watering your peace lily at least once a week helps keep the soil moist and prevents wilting. Spritzing the leaves in the summer reduces water loss through the leaves.
Pick a spot either in your house or garden that does not receive direct light but is brightly lit so that you grow a healthy peace lily. Don’t leave your plant too long without water as this will cause it to droop, wilt then die.
Why Is My Peace Lily Plant Dying?
Peace lilies are popular indoor plants that are generally easy to care for and at the same look beautiful.
If you find your peace lily droopy, don’t panic as it is a common problem that can be easily fixed. Often, the most common cause for drooping peace lilies is too much water or too little water.
Poor soil conditions or the wrong type of soil could be slowly killing your plant.
Leaving your plant out in direct sunlight will cause it to dry out, which might be caused by low humidity levels. Your plant could also be infested with insects such as mealybugs, causing extensive damage.
A common peace lily disease, Cylindrocladium, which usually causes the roots to rot, makes the plant droopy.
A high drop or rise in temperature, more or below 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, will cause the plant to become droopy as well.
How to Save an Over-Fertilized Peace Lily
In an attempt to ensure your Peace Lily is shiny and healthy, you might become an overzealous plant owner and douse your plant with lots of fertilizer.
This will ultimately harm your plant more as it will soon start to look droopy.
The plant will be characterized by a white, crusty buildup of fertilizer salts atop the soil and around the pot sides.
To save your peace lily, you can flush the soil with water to completely remove the excess fertilizer from it. Drench the soil in your pot until the water runs out at the bottom, then leave it dripping for 30 minutes.
You can do this procedure at least once, but you can go twice if you want to be sure. Re-water the plant once the soil is dry again.
Removing as much of the old soil as possible is an option you can consider too.
But, you can check out using coffee grounds for your Peace Lily if you’re raring to go into a more organic solution.
How to Save a Peace Lily from Root Rot
Overwatering house plants more often than not causes the root to rot, creating the perfect environment for a fungus infestation.
Trimming the affected roots is going to be the most effective way of fixing the root rot from your peace lily plant.
The remaining healthy roots can be disinfected by a fungicide solution to ensure the pathogens are eliminated. Then, repot the plant into a holder containing fresh soil.
But, prevention is better than cure when it comes to root rot.
How to Repot your Peace Lily
Remove your peace lily from the new pot then soak the roots for an hour in a barrel of water.
Next, you want to untangle as many roots as possible from the clump. In the old pot, place enough soil to hold the peace lily at the correct height.
Pack a handful of soil around the root as you simultaneously spread the roots. After filling the pot, soak the plant in a barrel then let it drain completely.
Remember not to fertilize your peace lily until when you see the new growth, then you can thoroughly water it a balanced fertilizer portion.
Caring For a Peace Lily
After a few weeks of stay in a housing, the plant will after some time collect a layer of dust. To have a healthy plant, you have to take care of the dust.
Clean the leaves with either a damp paper towel or a moist sponge.
Trim off browned flowers and leaves for better growth.
When it comes to watering. If possible, use room-temperature, filtered water instead of tap water as peace lilies are sensitive to chemicals such as fluoride commonly found in tap water which cause brown leaf tips.
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Save a Peace Lily That Is Dying
Why does my peace lily droop even after watering?
This often is a sign of overwatering your plant which causes the plant’s leaves to droop. Drain the soil to avoid waterlogging and also check the roots for any rotting. Trim off brown ends.
Why does my peace lily droop after repotting?
Your plant may be in shock either due to excess water or insufficient water. If you have just repotted your plant, ensure the soil is just moist and feed it with vitamin B1; it helps counter repotting shock.
Why is my peace lily droopy after applying fertilizer?
Applying too much fertilizer (especially nitrogen) may cause plant intoxication and burning. Use an alternative starter fertilizer that helps with root development.
How long will a peace lily recover?
When you follow the appropriate steps to revive your plant like giving enough water and placing it in a room with a warm temperature (65-75 degrees Fahrenheit), it may take up to two weeks for your peace lily to revive.
How does an overwatered peace lily look like?
Overwatering your peace lily over an extended period causes leaf edema. The leave tips slowly turn to brown or yellow, develop water blisters, and depict no sign of growth.
Why do my leaves have brown tips?
Browning of the leaf tip in peace lilies is usually caused by extremes in moisture. Don’t let your plant dry out so much that it wilts, neither should you leave it wet too long for long periods.
Why are the flowers turning into a brownish or greenish color?
You might notice the white flowers eventually fading and scathing into a green then brown color. This is all part of the peace lily’s blooming cycle.
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