Peace Plant problems

Asked September 25, 2017, 10:08 AM EDT

I have two Peace Plants in my house that are one year old and get some morning sun. The leaves continue to get brown, curl up on both plants I cut them off and then the symptom comes back on another leaf. Is there any help for them? I water once a week.

Ramsey County Minnesota houseplants peace lily

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Thank you for the question. Generally, peace lily or spathiphyllum, are easy to maintain houseplants. They prefer bright, indirect light, and evenly moist soil. Without more information, I suspect there might be a watering problem or that they get too much direct sun in the morning. Light and water problems are the most common reasons for houseplant failure. Plants should only be watered when the surface of the soil is dry and has turned a lighter color. Make sure the plant isn't sitting in water, causing root rot. This can happen even if the pot has drainage holes because a plant can become root bound and block the drainage of water.

Please read these publications on the proper care of houseplants and identification/resolution of problems:

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extensionentomology/urban-and-forestry-insect-pests/documents/homes/pp-744-houseplants-proper-care-and-management-of-pest-problems-december-2009

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6510

This publication will help identify disease or insect problems: https://extension.psu.edu/preventing-diagnosing-and-correcting-common-houseplant-problems


Thank you for contacting Extension.