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  1. ennnceee

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    ...and advise why it's in this condition and whether it can be revived.

    Many thanks.

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    It reminds me of Spathyphyllum (?)
    It's probably like that because it needs water, and maybe it could do with repotting too.
     
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      It could be over-watered just to be different to Michael! What does the compost feel like? Dry or soggy?
       
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        Hard to say what it is, Peace Lily or Aspidistra perhaps?

        To me it also looks like too much water rather than drying out, drying plants with foliage like that often first react with brown, brittle tips.

        Sloppy, yellowing leaves suggest overwatering and low light.

        First of all, it would be a good idea to poke a finger into the compost to feel if it's wet. If it feels very wet, a couple of days near a radiator might help unless the roots have already suffered badly.

        Does the planter have drainage holes and does it sit in a decorative cover pot? Having the planter (with drainage holes) on a saucer rather than in a decorative cover pot helps a lot with water management. It doesn't look as nice though.

        For a revival, I'd move it into a bright spot, stop watering until the top inch of the compost is dry, and mist daily. Winter is not the best of convalescent seasons but with any luck it will survive and then in spring can be re-potted and tidied up for a bright new life :)
         
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          I think it's a Peace Lily. By coincidence there is one in the waiting room of my doctors surgery (I was there today) in exactly the same state. I checked the soil and thought over watered.
           
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            Peace Lillie gets my vote, we have them dotted around the house .They never get watered until they themselves request it ( droopy leaves) even then they only get a light watering. They definitely don't like a lot of water!!
             
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            • ennnceee

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              Thanks all. Not soggy JWK, but quite wet. Looks like it might be a Peace Lily, then.
               
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              I've got a few and they look like that when they need water, but overwatering also causes the same problem.
               
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                Now there's dedication, books a doctor's appointment in order to poke a finger into the plant pot and identify the species :heehee: This forum never lets you down!
                 
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                  "Two teaspoons of water, to be given twice per day after meals"
                   
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                    I had a couple of Peace lilies many moons ago and found them temperamental so gave them to a friend, who with some tlc, got them to thrive. :)
                     
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