Peace Lily

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Peace Lilies

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Peace lilies are one of the most common houseplants because they are so easy to grow. Most household varieties grow up to 16 inches tall, but larger cultivars can reach 6 feet in height.

Peace lilies produce white flowers in the early summer and continue to bloom throughout the year.

Note: Keep peace lilies out of the reach of small children and pets, as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate, an irritant and toxin.

Planting

  • Plant with an all-purpose potting soil and keep it lightly moist throughout the year.  
  • Repotting annually in the spring is good for the lily because it will need refreshed soil.

Care

  • Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not overwater. 
  • During the winter, fertilize every 6 weeks or so. 
  • Peace lilies enjoy a warmer environment, so keep them in temperatures above 60°F.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight, but in a well-lit area.
  • If no flowers are appearing, the plant may not be getting enough light.

Peace Lily plant

Pests/Diseases

  • Brown leaf tips are common with excessive light, over fertilization, or lack of water and/or low humidity. Keeping the plant on a tray of moistened gravel can help increase humidity.

Recommended Varieties

Wit & Wisdom

In NASA studies, it was discovered that peace lilies can help improve air quality, removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the surrounding air.

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Spathiphyllum

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