Learn about the popular Peace Lily indoor plant and how to care for them.
History of Peace Lily
Peace Lily is a tropical evergreen plant native to the tropical regions of The USA and Southeast Asia. It blooms in mottled sunlight and the constant dampness of the forest floors. The flowers are spathe with white sheath leaf and have spadix between the spathe.
Peace Lily is scientifically named as Spathiphyllum in Latin name, meaning spathe-leaf. Spathiphyllum has a set of forty-seven species of monocotyledonous and flowering flora within the Araceae Family. Most of the Spathiphyllum species are commonly known as Spath or Peace Lily.
Most varieties of Peace Lily can grow up to 16 inches tall indoors. Although, the leaves can reach up to 6 feet in outdoor areas. Peace lily cannot grow in cold conditions, but they can grow outdoors in warm climates.
Peace Lily indoor plants are a popular choice for the home or office. They are the easiest plant to maintain, lighten up a living space, and are great at cleaning the air of the room they are in.
Spathiphyllum – Peace Lily
How to look after Peace Lily indoor plants?
Peace Lily loves to grow in medium to bright indirect light but can endure low indirect light.
Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between watering sessions. If your Peace lily is exposed to brighter light, expect to water it more than usual. In lower light, expect to water less.
Peace Lily is a tropical plant, so they prefer a temperature between 16 °C to 21 °C and keep away from windows when cool air is flowing through.
If growing in bright light, fertilize peace lily every six weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer (liquid 20-20-20 product).
Repot Peace Lily once per year (usually around Spring Season). The plant will love the rejuvenated soil.
Issue 1: Wilting plant or curling leaves, dry potting mix
Solution: Your Peace Lily Plant is under-watered. Water it more.
Issue 2: Peace Lily leaves are turning yellow, or stems are turning black
Solution: Your peace lily has been overwatered. Let the soil dry out and reduce watering.
Issue 3: Peace Lily is not blooming
Solution: Your peace lily isn’t getting enough light. Move it to a spot where it will get more bright (not direct) light.
Issue 4: The leaves are dusty
Solution: The leaves do tend to attract dust because they are big. Clean it with water (hose) and apply Leaf Shine Spray.
Issue 5: The leaves are turning brown
Solution: Your peace lily has gotten too much sunlight. Move the plant out of the sunlight.
Peace Lilies are mildly poisonous. Keep them away from pets and children.