Why Are Your Peace Lilies Leaves Curling?
What does it mean when a peace lilies leaves start to curl?
Underwatering and peace lily leaves curling
Peace lily leaves curling inward is a sign they are thirsty or underwatered. They are trying to reduce their surface area to minimize water loss from leaves via transpiration. Begin by thoroughly and evenly watering your plant until excess flows from drainage holes.
How do you know if you're overwatering your peace lily?
An overwatered peace lily (Spathiphyllum) will have yellow lower leaves and drooping or wilt, yet the soil is moist, and the leaves feel soft (not dry or crispy). Also, you may notice brown or black splotches, a moldy potting mix, a mushy stem base, etc.
Why is my peace lily shriveling?
A drooping peace lily is a sign of underwatering or overwatering. Root rot disease, too much sun, or repotting shock can also cause the Spathiphyllum to wilt. To revive a droopy peace lily, improve drainage in the pot, water adequately but not in excess, or repot the plant to get rid of the fungus.
Will my peace lily leaves uncurl?
Too Much Light or High Temperatures
Too much bright light or temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit can cause peace lily leaves to become curled, as well as pale, chlorotic or necrotic. The plant's leaf margins and tips may be burned, or brown. They may also fail to flower.
Can peace lilies go outside?
Peace lilies are tropical and easily damaged by frost. They can be grown outdoors year-round in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 11 and 12. In colder areas, potted peace lilies should be moved indoors before temperatures approach 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which could damage leaves, stems and roots.
Why are the leaves on my plants curling?
Leaves typically wilt or roll up if a plant isn't getting enough water, but excess watering can cause leaf curl, too. Ideally, keep soil moist, but not soaking wet. Severe heat and drought also may prompt leaf roll.
Can a peace lily recover from overwatering?
Too much water usually leads to fungal infections in potted plants. Root rot will start manifesting as brown to black root tips, altered texture, and oozing sap. When identified and fixed early, peace lilies can recover from overwatering symptoms.