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Sick Peace Lily

Posted by shenue z7 MD (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 5, 13 at 10:49

What would cause a peace lily's leaves to turn black? I've had these plants for years and occasionally a leaf would turn black like this. But this little guy sure seems to be struggling with it. I don't think I am overwatering. With my peace lilies, I have always waited until the leaves were starting to droop a little...then I would water. My other lillies are doing fine only with the very occasional black leaf. Just don't know why this one is having this problem. It is a small one and 4 of the 7 leaves have this problem and I have already snipped off several others.

This post was edited by shenue on Tue, Nov 5, 13 at 11:54

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RE: Sick Peace Lily

Below is a link to more info than anyone could ever want on the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum). The website, Exotic Rainforest, is one of the best when it comes to aroids. Sadly, Steve Lucas passed away but his wonderful website lives on.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Caring for Spathiphyllum - Growing a Peace Lily

RE: Sick Peace Lily

Also could be salt build-up in the soil. See link below.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: peace lily salt buildup

RE: Sick Peace Lily

Thank you Carol !

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