Caring for a Peace Lily

Close-up of a peace lily blossom

Taking Care of Your Peace Lily

Easy to grow and beautiful, Peace Lily plants are tropical, evergreen plants that produce white flowers that can bloom throughout the year when properly cared for. The flower is actually a white "spathe" (a sheath-like leaf) surrounding a spadix (a vertical cone of tiny flowers). Peace Lilies are well known for their air-purifying abilities.

Bright, indirect light

Avoid direct sunlight, especially in the afternoon. If flowers stop appearing, then the plant is not getting enough light. Move it to a brighter location that receives dappled or diffused light.

Water thoroughly when top half of soil has become dry

Peace Lilies can tolerate short periods of dry soil, but their leaves will quickly turn brown if left too long without water. Another sign that the plant is thirsty is when it starts to droop. But, don't worry. It will perk right back up as soon as it gets watered. Allow 50% of topsoil to dry, then give it a good soak. Pour the water around the edges of the pot rather than directly on crown of plant. Peace Lilies are susceptible to root rot so make sure there is adequate drainage and the plant has the chance to dry out between waterings. They are also sensitive to the chemicals in tap water so filtered or distilled room-temperature water is preferred. If using tap water, pour it into a jug and let water sit for at least 24 hours so the chlorine can evaporate.

Bring some green into your home now!

Follow these guidelines and watch your plants thrive and become cherished living decor in your home. Their vibrant color, freshness, and vitality provide daily health and well-being benefits that will make you feel like you are living in a garden paradise.