Peace lily reporting shock
Many people struggle to keep peace lilies alive, but it’s usually not the plant’s fault. The issue is often due to incorrect relatedness and transplant shock. With a few simple tips, you can keep your peace lily healthy and thriving for years to come.
How To Re pot Peace Lilies
Re pot peace lily every 1-2 years for optimal growth and health, but avoid transplant shock to prevent damage or death.
Signs Your Peace Lily Needs Re-potting
If your peace lily is wilting, despite being well-watered, it may be time to re pot. Here are a few other signs that your peace lily needs a new pot:
- The leaves are yellowing or drooping
- The roots are coming out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot
- The plant is growing taller but not producing new leave
Re-potting your peace lily is crucial if you notice any signs of transplant shock, but it’s easy and can be done with care.
Best Time to Re pot
Re-potting a peace lily in spring allows the plant to recover from blooming stress and prepare for new growth. If the plant is suffering, re pot it anytime. Assess the plant’s condition and decide whether to re pot now or wait until spring.
Reducing The Risk of Transplant Shock
Improper watering after transplanting can cause transplant shock. Over-watering can cause roots to rot, while under-watering can cause wilting and leaf drop. To avoid over- or under-watering, check the soil before watering, ensure the plant has enough drainage holes, and choose a slightly larger pot than the current one. Over-watering can cause root rot, while under-watering can cause wilting and leaf drop.
Equipment and Tool Requirements
To avoid transplant shock when reporting your peace lily, follow these steps to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.
Pots or Containers
Choose a pot 1-2 inches larger than the current one, ensuring drainage holes for excess water to prevent rotundness and overgrowth.
Potting mix is crucial for reporting peace lily plants. It should be loose, well-draining, and maintain moisture for healthy roots. Choose a mix with peat moss or coco coir, per lite or vermiculite for better drainage, or create your own mix with peat moss, per lite, and texture material like cactus blend or orchid mix.
Scissors or Knife
Invest in high-quality pruning shears for house plant enthusiasts, essential for reporting peace lily and removing dead material and rotted roots.
Re-potting Peace Lilies – A Step by Step Guide
Gather supplies, follow simple steps to re pot your peace lily, and it will be ready to live in its new pot quickly.
- The very first step is to prepare your new pot for your peace lily. Add a layer of soil to the bottom of the pot, only about an inch deep.
- Remove the plant from its current pot.
- Gently loosen the root ball and examine the roots. If they are circling the root ball or appear to be crowded, use your knife or shears to carefully make 1-2 inch cuts through the outermost layer of roots. This will help encourage new growth and prevent future transplant shock. Now is the time to really look at the roots of your plant, so don’t be afraid to get out a flashlight and look closely.
- Cut off any mushy or brown roots, as those are rotten and aren’t able to give anything else to your plant.
- Rinse the roots thoroughly with room-temperature water.
- Place the plant in its new pot and fill it around with potting soil. Be sure not to cramp the roots. Let a little soil between each root, and lower the plant while adding soil, gently tamping it down as you go. Make sure the plant is firmly in place.
- Water it well and place it in a shady spot out of direct sunlight until it adjusts to its new home. The perfect spot is somewhere in your home that receives a couple of hours of indirect sunlight. After about a week, move the plant back where it was if it seems to adjust well.
Your peace lily, with proper care and attention, will thrive in its new pot for years and produce numerous beautiful flowers.
Re-potting Large Peace Lilies
Re-potting large peace lilies can be challenging, but it can be done with extra supplies and a helping hand. Take extra precautions when handling large plants, set up a plastic sheet, and use tools to loosen soil and roots. Place the root ball on the plastic, gently remove soil from roots, and remove dead or rotted roots with pruning shears. Follow the same step-by-step guide for smaller plants.
Caring for a Re-potted Peace Lily
Keep peace lilies closely monitored for a week or two after re potted to prevent transplant shock, as they may be sensitive to environmental changes.
After re potting your peace lily, ensure it has enough water to cope with stress. Water it regularly, reducing to once a week during winter. Avoid over-watering, use drainage holes, and empty saucers after watering. Use a moisture meter before and after watering to ensure optimal watering.
Place your peace lily in a temporary, slightly less indirect sunlight-rich area for a few days to a week. This plant thrives in low light conditions, but avoid direct sunlight as it can burn and hinder recovery. Return the peace lily to its original home after a few days.
Temperature and Humidity
Re pot your peace lily in a temperature range of 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit and 75% humidity, ensuring no drastic changes before re potting. Use a humidifier, humidity tray, or gentle mist to increase humidity levels, ensuring plant growth.
When re potting a peace lily, avoid fertilizing for at least six weeks to allow the plant to recover and establish itself. After six weeks, resume fertilizing with a half-strength solution every two weeks, using phosphorus-rich fertilizer. Use Indoor Plant Food instead.
How do I report a peace lily with root rot?
To fix root rot in a peace lily, remove it from its current pot, remove any black or mushy roots, and rinse them in clean water. Choose a slightly larger pot, fill it with fresh potting soil, gently transfer the peace lily, and water it well. Follow the care guide provided to help the plant recover and continue its growth.
Re-potting a root bound small peace lily is crucial for its growth and root oxygenation. It’s best to report in spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. However, avoid placing the plant in a pot too large and only increase the diameter by 1-2 inches each time to ensure it adjusts well and prevent future watering issues. Re-potting a small peace lily is unnecessary, but it’s essential to avoid over watering.