Above: my shiny, new Peace Lily, about a month after I got it, blooming in all it's glory.

Below: what's left of it (I'm embarrassed to even post this picture).

I am a terrible plant parent, but I am unsure how or why. I tried watering it more often; I tried watering it less often. I moved it to a different corner, and then another corner. I turned it once a week. I added fresh soil. I broke up the soil in case it was suffocating, yet and still, I have failed my sweet, sweet Peace Lily.

Maybe I'll try again next year with a different, less finicky plant (although, I thought the Peace Lily was supposed to be fairly low maintenance, so I'm not sure what else I could comfortably manage). 

For now a Christmas tree will take it's place. At least I only have to worry about keeping that fresh for a month.


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  1. I can really relate with you about being a bad plant parent :'( my mom doesn't even allow me to water the plants, afraid I might kill them. I'd really love to be able to take care of plants well though, soon soon.

    yuki, solivagantic

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    1. I think some people have a natural inclination to care for plants, and others just... try.

      I tried.

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  2. lol awww, it's ok Disa. You tried and that's all that matters. I only have small plants right now that don't need much attention to live which is why they're doing alright. As for big plants, I may follow in my aunt's footsteps a.k.a. all her big plants are fake and little ones are real because in her words, "I don't have time and it's too much dirt to change every year." lol

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    1. I don't want a whole bunch of plants, just one, big, statement plant will do. So I too may be following in her footsteps, lol.

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  3. I may had avoided this post for a while because I'm a plant lover lol but you aren't a bad parent at all! Peace Lily's do that. They bloom usually in the spring. They'll breakdown and stay green depending on its location to light. Water once a week or every two weeks. Indirect light and not so much around heat, that will dry the soil out. Hope this helps!

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    1. My mother in law said the same thing! I told her I was going to throw it away, and she was absolutely appalled. She told me it would come back when the weather warms up, but i'm still not sure. It looks even worse now than it did when I originally posted this. I'm really, realllly contemplating a realistic-looking faux option... we'll see.

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