A long-time favourite of those with a green thumb and even those without, Spathiphyllum, commonly known as the peace lily, is an adaptable and low-maintenance houseplant. Peace lilies are not true lilies (Lilium spp.) at all, but rather a member of the Araceae family. The standard peace lily can grow to 24-40 inches and deluxe plants can grow to 32-50 inches. This tropical shade-loving plant helps cleanse the air we breathe. While we all appreciate cleaner, oxygenated air, it’s also the easy Peace Lily care, resiliency and forgiving nature that makes them such popular houseplants.
About Peace Lily Plant, Spathiphyllum
- With enough light, peace lilies may produce white to off-white flowers in the early summer and continue to bloom throughout the year.
- The standard peace lily can grow to 24-40 inches and deluxe plants can grow to 32-50 inches.
- Spathiphyllum is a low maintenance plant as it requires minimal care.
- It has a moderately long stem and cannot survive in cold winters.
- Peace lilies are sensitive to chemicals commonly found in tap water, such as fluoride, which may cause brown leaf tips. Use filtered, room-temperature water, if possible.
- It is massively used for ornamental purposes.
- Healthy & robust Peace Lily Plant.
- 8 Inch of Round Black/ Brown Pot (as shown in image) along with a plate.
- PlantCare planner prepared by Botanist (will be shared over WhatsApp on the day of delivery).
- The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
How to care for Spathiphyllum, Peace Lily Plant?
Check below for the plant care tips:
Light and Temperature Tips for Peace Lily Plant
- Peace Lilies prefer light partial shade and can tolerate fluorescent lights.
- Some have been known to thrive in rooms with no windows at all.
- Yellowing leaves indicate that the light is too strong, and brown leaves or streaks indicate scorching from direct sunlight.
- Consider placing the plant six to eight feet away from a north- or west-facing window.
- It prefers a temperature range of 65-85°F and humid climates.
- Peace lilies cannot withstand cold drafts or temperatures below 45°F.
- It's best to keep them indoors most of the year and displayed away from any heating or cooling home appliances.
Water Tips for Healthy Growth of Peace Lily Plant
- Water at least once a week and keep the soil moist. Throughout the summer growing season, spritz the leaves with soft or distilled water.
- Water your plant less often in winter.
- Even if you forgot to water for a while and find your plant completely depleted with fronds flat over the pot edge, water and spritz right away.
- One of the great advantages of caring for the peace lily is the fact that it sags a bit when it needs water, essentially telling you when it’s thirsty.
- Peace lilies can be sensitive to chlorine. If your municipal water system is heavily chlorinated, fill a container with water and then allow it to stand overnight so the chlorine can percolate out before pouring into the peace lily.
Fertilizing Tips for Peace Lily Plant
- Fertilize the plant once a month or every 20 days during spring and summer.
- Use any well-draining soil for Spathiphyllum.
- You should not fertilize the plant during winters.
Other General Tips for Peace Lily Plant
- Peace lilies are listed by the ASPCA as one of the common houseplants that are poisonous to cats.
- Since peace lily plants are sensitive to cold temperatures, they should not be kept in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In the case of Repotting, care should be taken so as to not damage the roots.
- Water well after repotting.