spathypyllum (Peace Lilly) 'browning'

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spathypyllum (Peace Lilly) 'browning'

Post by Virginia McFayd » Mon, 05 Jul 1999 04:00:00



In Pittsburgh (zone 6)...Found out that peace lillies hate city water
because of the chemicals present.  However, after watering them with
bottled water for two months they were happy.  A 'good' rain came down
three or four days ago and now my shoots are 'browning'.  Does anyone
know what can be done to prevent this spread?

Ginger at:

 
 
 

spathypyllum (Peace Lilly) 'browning'

Post by m& » Mon, 05 Jul 1999 04:00:00


They need to dry out between waterings.  Not to the wilt stage, but to the dry
stage down about 2 inches into the soil.  If at any time it wilts, water it
immediately.  They also like to be fed once in a while.  I use Osmocote in
containers for house plants.  Put it in, and when you water the prills leach off
a small amount of fertilizer from the water dilution process.  Brown tips on
spathe can also be from over water, underwater, over or under feeding, too much
light or direct sun, too hot, no aeration or air movement.

Victoria



Quote:
>In Pittsburgh (zone 6)...Found out that peace lillies hate city water
>because of the chemicals present.  However, after watering them with
>bottled water for two months they were happy.  A 'good' rain came down
>three or four days ago and now my shoots are 'browning'.  Does anyone
>know what can be done to prevent this spread?

>Ginger at:


 
 
 

spathypyllum (Peace Lilly) 'browning'

Post by Virginia McFayd » Mon, 05 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Thx
 will keep this in mind.  Do you know another fertilizer for spathes
besides miraclegrow?

Ginger:

 
 
 

spathypyllum (Peace Lilly) 'browning'

Post by m& » Tue, 06 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Yes, I said Osmocote.

Victoria



Quote:
>Thx
> will keep this in mind.  Do you know another fertilizer for spathes
>besides miraclegrow?

>Ginger: