Yellow growth in the dirt of Peace lily plant

black-thumbSeptember 8, 2009

Hi all I have this yellow film growing in the dirt of my peace lily plant. It grew up into a stalk of some sort. The plant seems healthy otherwise, green and producing flowers and new large leaves. I scooped it all out but its back again in just a few days. I don't want anything to kill it. Does anyone know what this is and what's causing it? I thought it might be the water (tap) but this only happens on two of my peace lily plants I have three types and it doesn't happen on my corn plant at all either so not sure. Its mostly on the peace lily with the large leaves the one with the very small leaves only has a little and the one with medium size leaves has none. Any ideas, suggestions?

Thanks

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Sounds like the soil of your Spathiphyllums has some kind of fungus. You might repot them with fresh potting soil.

FYI I have found Miracle Gro water holding potting soil to not drain well enough and had fungal and fungus gnat problems with it. I would avoid it personally. I lost half my greenhouse last year after I repotted with it.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 11:33AM
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black-thumb

Thats funny because I usually use Miracle Gro but got Scotts instead this time. Well I scooped out again. I went pretty deep Some of the top roots are now exposed. If it grows back again in the next few days (crossing fingers) I will go ahead and replant but I want to avoid that since I just repotted them a few months back and I don't want to shock the plants. Hopefully I got it all this time. I will just have to wait and see.

Thanks

    Bookmark   September 10, 2009 at 9:27AM
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