8 Reasons Why Your Peace Lily's Leaves are Turning Yellow or Brown

Homiful.com -- Many people adore the peace lily plant as an indoor plant. The green leaves bring a tropical freshness into the home, while the white flowers represent peace and purity. 

Regrettably, the peace lily is not a potent plant. This plant does not always appear to be peaceful. With yellow or brownish leaves that look so pity. Find out what's causing it and how to treat it here: 8 Reasons Why Your Peace Lily's Leaves are Turning Yellow or Brown.

1. Light exposure


The peace lily plants dislikes direct sunlight. If you expose your peace lily gets too much direct sunlight, the leaves will become dry brown at the edges or yellow all over. Insufficient light will also turn the leaves pale yellow. 

Solution: Move your peace lily to a brighter location with 6 to 8 hours a day of bright. They prefer bright indirect light, which you can place the plants close to the windowsill. 

2. Overwatering

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A yellowing peace lily could indicate that the plant is over-watering. Overwatering can lead to other issues such as root rot and pest & disease infestation. This causes the leaves to yellow. 

Solution: Plant the peace lily in a container with good drainage holes and water it once a week or when the top inch of soil has dried-out.

3. Aging


Plants must be aging. Leaves that turn yellow, fall, and die are one of the warning signs. However, don't be panic! With proper care, new leaves will grow and replace the old ones. 

Solution: immediately trim the yellow leaves on the peace lily to continue its life cycle. 

4. Low humidity


Peace lilies are native to tropical forest and thrive in humid environments. If your room is too dry, the peace lily plant may develop brown tips. 

Growing them indoors requires an average humidity or around 60%. If that isn't possible, put it near a humidifier or a pebble tray. Mist peace lily every few days to keep the plant happy. 

5. Nutritional deficiency


Yellowing leaves or brown dry tips on the peace lily can indicate a lack of nutrition. The leaves will turn yellow or brown, if there's not enough nitrogen in the soil. 

Solution: Fertilizing at least every 6 to 8 weeks can help increase nutrition. 

6. Incorrect temperature

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Don't worry if it appears complicated, peace lily is a plant that's extremely simple to care for. It's just that this plant can't handle temperature changes. Too cold or too hot temperature will cause the leaves to turn yellow. 

Peace lilies prefer temperature ranging from 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 30 degress Celsius).

7. Water quality


Peace lilies can be slightly chlorine sensitive. The leaves will turn yellow of this. If you know your water contains minerals or is high in chlorine, use rainwater, distilled water, or filtered water for your peace lily. 

8. Disease or pest attack

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This plant is not resistant diseases and pests, insect pests such as fungus gnats, mealybugs, and scale insect can harm the plant and cause the leaves to turn yellow. 

Solution: read out article to learn how to deal with it! Here is 7 of the most common houseplant pests and how to get rid of them.

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