I’m wondering if I should keep trying to revive this peace lily or let it go. Its leaves are darkening and yellowing, and the yellow water in its water dish is grossing me out. I’m assuming it was overwatered and root rot is the cause of the yellowing. Any chance of saving it or should I throw it out? I can’t leave it outside because there are outdoor cats who live in my yard and I’m afraid it’s poisonous to them.
This plant can be rejuvenated but it should not be over or under watered in the short term.
- cut all dead leaves off
- do not keep the plant soaked for a few days at least
- add a wick so it can become a self watering plant (special pots or a strip of cotton will do)
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