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Peace Lily

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Question: 53-5201
My Peace Lily hasnšt bloomed for two years since I bought it.I fertilized regularly with a soluble. How can I make it bloom? Carol, Marlboro, MA

Mort's Answer:
You are probably using too high a nitrogen fertilizer. Stop fertilizing for a year. Spathiphyllum are not heavy feeders. Everblooming generally means that it blooms, when it feels like it. In a year you can add a tablespoon 5-10-10 granular to the soil. It will eventually produce flowers.

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Question: 434-3410
My Peace Lily has large green leaves but no flowers. What can I do to make it bloom? I use a liquid fertilizer. Bill, St.Simons Island , GA

Mort's Answer:
I suspect because the soil is sandy in St. Simons Island that you are using the liquid fertilizer to compensate for the lack of nutrient in your soil. I would build up the soil with compost materials like grass clippings, manure, peat and shredded leaves. It would be helpful, if you had a compost pile to continually harvest soil for your sandy soils. Sandy soils will leach out fertilizer without the body of organic matter. Finally, you will need a slow release granular high phosphorus fertilizer 5-10-10 .A handful spread around the base of the plant will suffice each year.

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Question: 1061-5013
Can I split my peace lily now? It Is in a rather large pot. Bill

Mort's Answer:
As long as you can get some root. They are not as easy as hosta lilies but worth the try. Take one of the smaller shoots from the outside of the mother. Use a third sand and good potting soil in a clay pot for the new plant.

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Question: 1403-317
My Peace lily has brown edges on the leaves but is doing well. It is in a large black plastic pot. I keep removing the brown leaves but they are replaced by additional brown edged ones. What is happening? Judy, Mystic, CT

Mort's Answer:
At some point you have given the plant excessive fertilizer. You can balance this with a transplant or let it run out and learn to love the brown variation. A new pot should be clay and new soil will help with a third sand.

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