Peace Lily Flowers Turning Green
Peace Lily flowers turning green can be a sign that your plant isn’t in its optimal environment. There’s normally nothing seriously wrong if you find your Peace Lily flowers turning green but it’s probably not the look you want. When you think of a Peace Lily you imagine dense green foliage with delicate white flowers sticking up away from the rest of the plant. If the flowers begin to turn green the plant loses the classic look that a Peace Lily has.
Peace Lily flowers turning green is unfortunately a natural part of the plant’s life cycle. When these flowers start to grow they will often be green before turning a brilliant white. At this stage the plant looks its best with beautiful green foliage and strong white flowers. However, this will not last forever. Eventually the flowers will start to turn green again before going brown and dying. There’s not much we can do about this as it’s the natural life span of the flower, however, there are things we can do to keep the flowers for a bit longer before they start turning green again.
The two man causes of Peace Lily flowers turning green too early are too much light and too much fertiliser.
Peace Lilies are medium to low light plants and do not do well in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch leaves, cause the plant to dry out quickly but can also speed up the process of flowers turning green. If you want to keep your flowers white for longer then keep them in a medium to bright light spot with no direct sunlight. Don’t keep them in complete darkness, there should be a light source in the room they’re in but they do need to be protected from the sun.
Another issue that could be causing these flowers to turn green more quickly than you’d want is using too much fertiliser. Peace Lilies have low fertiliser requirements. Using too much can cause your flowers to turn green and die more quickly as they move rapidly through their life cycle. A standard houseplant fertiliser diluted to half strength and used once a month throughout the growing season should be enough for your plant.
Peace Lily flowers can also die from cold and draughts. Keep your plant in a warm room away from draughts and windows. A bathroom with a good light source is a great place for a Peace Lily as they’ll benefit from the humidity as well as the warmth from showers, radiator heaters and use. Just make sure you keep an eye on the moisture level of the soil so that your plant doesn’t dry out.
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