Peace Lily – Keeping It Healty

Q: I was given a potted peace lily eight years ago. It’s had a few deformed blossoms but has not bloomed since. It appears healthy, but never increases in size.

A: Daryl Pulis ( ) says to knock the plant out of its pot and look at the roots. If they have crowded the pot, it’s time for a slightly larger container. It almost certainly could use fresh potting soil. Cut off any damaged or diseased or smelly roots, shake off some of the old soil, and replant it with fresh potting soil. Make sure that the new container has drainage holes and place it in the brightest light possible.

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