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Hi, received 2 cold damaged peace lillies (6.5" each) thru FTD
and I am trying to care for the lesser damaged one- have gently trimmed off the dead leaves.It was dry to the touch so gave it a bit of water. Keeping it away from drafts and heat sources. What
else can be done to encourage new growth? Thanks,  Debby


The first thing you should do is call FTD and demand that they replace the cold damaged plants. Their plants are way too expensive to settle for damaged plants. It is not fair to you or the person who sent you the plants.

If you are going to try to save the plant water it thoroughly then an hour later drain the excess water from the drain tray and do not water it again until the soil has felt dry on the surface for at least 3 days. When you see new growth you will know it is on the mend. Good luck!


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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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