Peace Lily Leaves Drooping
Why are my Peace Lily leaves drooping? Drooping leaves can make you panic but as long as this is the only thing wrong with your plant and they’ve just started to droop over it’s normally a quick fix and not something you have to worry about.
Peace lilies are plants that need lots of water, they like to be moist most of the time, they’ll be happy in medium humidity and they can dry out quite quickly. If you keep your plant happy and watered then you shouldn’t have too many issues but if your plant becomes dehydrated you’ll notice it drooping over very quickly. There are three main causes of your Peace Lily becoming dehydrated; insufficient watering, too much heat and too much sunlight. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn.
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The main cause of Peace Lily drooping leaves is underwatering. Peace Lilies like to stay consistently moist but they also don’t want to be left standing in water. A good marker is to let the top two inches of soil dry out before watering your plant. If you notice the leaves of your Peace Lily drooping the first thing you should do is check the soil, if it’s dry then water it and you should notice your leaves picking up again within hours. If you consistently underwater your Peace Lily then your plant may start to die and the damage may be irreversible so make sure you stay on top of this.
Too Much Heat
If your plant is kept consistently hot this will cause the water in the soil to evaporate more quickly meaning your plant may become dry without you realising it. If you feel like you’re watering your Peace Lily fairly regularly but the leaves start dropping after a couple of days then check the temperature of the room. If it’s quite hot then this could be the cause of your drooping leaves. Your options in this instance would be to move your plant to a cooler location or to check the soil moisture more regularly and if necessary, up your watering.
Too Much Sunlight
Too much sunlight works very similarly to too much heat, in that it causes the plant to lose moisture quickly. The added problem with too much sunlight is that it can also burn the foliage causing brown spots and crispy tips. A Peace Lily shouldn’t be kept in direct sunlight, if it is and the leaves are starting to droop then it’s very likely you’ve found your answer. Move it to a more shaded spot and keep an eye on how quickly the soil dries out. This should help stop your problem of Peace Lily drooping leaves and should also prevent your plant from becoming scorched.
Peace Lily leaves drooping can look dramatic and can be a bit unsettling, especially if you’re new to houseplants but it’s usually a sign that they’re unhappy in their environment and you need to fix something. They can be quite dramatic and droop fairly easily so don’t panic, just find out the cause, fix it and you should see your Peace Lily leaves bounce back in no time at all.
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