Peace Lily Leaf Tips Are Brown

Daniel Gill  |  8/27/2015 4:27:53 AM

Picture of peace lily plant with brown leaf tips.

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Picture of peace lily plant with brown leaf tips

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Picture of peace lily plant with brown leaf tips

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Hi Dan,

One of my house plants is showing distress on some of its leaves. I don’t know what to do about this or what is causing it. I would appreciate any input from you.

- Cathy D.


This is a spathiphyllum or peace lily. Brown leaf tips may be caused by:

  • Allowing the plant to wilt severely between waterings.
  • Keeping the soil constantly soggy.
  • Providing too little light – the plant should be in front of a window.
  • Low humidity – be sure a vent does not blow on it.
  • Over fertilization – be careful not to fertilize excessively.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

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