Peace Lily Plant and its Maintenance

by Urban Plants


Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum), also called closet plants, are a popular choice for offices and homes. In indoor plants, peace lily plants are some of the easiest to care for. However, while peace lily plant care is easy, proper growing conditions are still important. 

Growing Peace Lily As Houseplants 


Peace lilies are excellent houseplants for the home or office. These peace lily plants not only brighten up a living space, but are also excellent at cleaning the air of the room they are in. Commonly, these plants have dark green leaves and white lily indoor plants flowers. What most people think of as the flower is actually a specialized leaf bract that grows hooded over the flowers.
Like many of the popular indoor plants, peace lilies enjoy medium to low light. What kind of light you need to provide will depend more on what you want your peace lily plant to look like. Peace lilies that are placed in more light tend to produce the lovely white spathes and flowers more, while peace lilies in low light will bloom less and will look more like a traditional foliage plant. 

Peace Lily Indoor Plant Care 


One of common mistakes in the care of peace lilies is overwatering. Peace lilies are far more tolerant of underwatering than overwatering, which is one of the most common reasons for a peace lily to collapse. It is because of this, you should never water peace lily plants on a Timely. Rather, you should check them a week to see if they need to be watered. Simply touch the top of the soil to dry. If it is, water your peace lily. If the soil is still damp, the plant does not need to be watered. Some people will go so far as to wait until their peace lily is starting to sink before watering their plant. As these peace lily plants are very drought tolerant, this method does not harm the plant and will prevent overwatering. Peace lilies do not need frequent fertilizing. Fertilizing with a balanced fertilizer one to two times per year will be enough to keep the lily in peace. 

Peace lilies also benefit from repotting or dividing when they grow their containers. Signs that a peace lily plant has outgrown its container include droop less than a week after being watered and crowded, deformed leaf growth. If you are repotting, move the plant into a pot that is at least 2 inches  larger than its current pot. If you are dividing, use a sharp knife to cut the center of the root ball and replant each half in its own container.

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