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How to Grow and Care for Peace Lily Plants & more

Peace Lily Plant aka Spatiphyllum, is one of the most loved peace lily varieties in the world. In addition to its majestic white flowers, it has large, glossy, oblong leaves that are excellent air purifiers. The best part is its ease to grow and low maintenance nature that makes it a perfect choice first time gardeners. They are evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves 12–65 cm long and 3–25 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–30 cm long, white, yellowish, or greenish spathe. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive.

Peace Lily Plant Lights, Water, Action

LightBright indirect light
WateringWater twice a week
Where to growBright indoor, shaded outdoor
MaintenanceLow maintenance
Special featureAir purifying

Peace Lily Plant Care & Requirements

Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Use a well-balanced potting mix of 1:1:1 ratio of soil, coco peat and compost. Further supplement with a rich compost/leaf mould that has necessary micronutrients once every three months.

Repotting : Peace Lily will eventually outgrow her current pot and will need annual repotting in a slightly larger pot.

Propogation : Peace Lily can be easily propagated by splitting sections of the mother plant once it is big enough. It is important to water your peace lily one or two hours before repotting.

Peace Lily Plant Common Problems

  1. Should I cut yellow leaves off my peace lily? Pruning the yellow leaves from the base is important, but it is important to address the cause of the yellowing leaves. Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of under watering your peace lily or exposing it to direct sunlight.
  2. Peace Lily is turning yellow – The most apparent cause for yellowing leaves in a peace lily is either underwatering or overwatering. Fix a regular watering schedule and water once the topsoil is dry to touch.
  3. Peace Lily is dying – Both too much and too little water can kill your Peace Lily. Adjust your watering schedule to see your plant safe. One other major cause can be too much direct sunlight or overuse of fertilizers that cause the plant to burn.

Style and Decor

Light Requirements : The Peace Lily can grow well even in areas with very low light, although it won’t bloom in such conditions. To encourage blooming place your peace lily in a brightly lit spot, but away from direct sunlight.

Locations : Your Peace Lily will be happy on your bedside table, office desks, shaded balconies or in bathrooms. Keep your peace lily 5 ft – 8 ft away from a sunny window.

Styling/decor tip : The Peace Lily can instantly add a chic and sophisticated vibe to your homes. It’s bright green leaves and beautiful white flowers make the peace lily a delight to look at.

Pair your Peace Lily with a monochrome planter to make her an instant showstopper of any room! If you own a pet make sure to keep it out of reach of your furry child since Peace Lilies are poisonous when ingested by pets.

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