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Peace lily not Growing new Leaves

by Chaitanya
(Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, India )

Peace Lily with dying leaves

Peace Lily with dying leaves

Its been 3 months my peace lily is not growing new leaves, even after giving adequate sunlight and water. I changed the soil 10 days ago and still don't see any change in it. Since 3 days the tip of the plant is turning brown. Please guide me what should i do?

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Apr 15, 2021
Not established
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

It can take time for a plant to get established in a new pot - this one is in a really small pot, so it's possible that the roots were under stress prior to repotting it. If this is the case, it will take a lot longer than three months to recover.

Whatever you do, don't fertilize it! If you already have, this could be the cause of the dying sections of leaves. There is not fix for this, except to fully flush out the salts. These plants don't require a lot of feeding.

What this damage looks like is that the plant has too much top growth for the roots to support. The only fix for that is to chop them all off, at the base, but the poor thing is already stressed enough, so I don't recommend doing that.

They also don't require full sun. These plants were grown by the Victorians who kept their houses very dim, and they would thrive in those conditions. Full sun on a stressed plant could definitely account for the leaves browning.

The good news; it's shiny and healthy looking, and the leaves aren't drooping, so it's just a matter of time now before it flushes into a growth spurt.

Be patient; if it's only been ten days since you repotted it, it could still need a few weeks of getting established.

Apr 15, 2021
Repot?
by: Chaitanya

While changing the soil the roots were not stressed, then too Should i shift it into a larger pot? And what is the reason of no new leave since 3 months?

Apr 15, 2021
Leave for now
by: Jacki

Don't repot it for now. Let it adjust. What I meant was that comparing the size of the top of the plant with the size of the pot it is in now, it's indicating that the roots were very cramped in the original pot.

No new leaves would most likely mean that it's trying to go dormant. No plant grows without a pause now and then to recover its momentum. Give it time to get established in the new pot, continue to water it, and it will soon grow more leaves. If your weather is continually frost free, give it some time outdoors. They love to be given time at 'summer camp' to refresh them. (Not sure what kind of climate you have, but I wouldn't do this if you're getting monsoons.)

Apr 15, 2021
Thank You
by: Chaitanya Patil

Thank You soo much.

Apr 15, 2021
You're welcome
by: Jacki

You're welcome, Chaitanya - let me know how it goes, if you have time and the inclination. And ask if you have more questions.

Just a note; the plant you have is Spathiphyllum - more here, but they're very similar to Aspidistra, so some of the guidelines apply to both.

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