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Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum Plant

peace lily spathiphyllum plant

Peace Lily Plant is a very popular and very rare indoor flowering houseplant. It is also an excellent air purifier plant.

What makes it special:

  • One of the rarest indoor flowering plants.
  • Air purifier flowering plant.
  • Easy to care and low maintenance plant.
  • Best for office desk, bedroom.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Peace lily, Cobra plant
Maximum Height Up to 40 Centimeters
Flower Colour Creamy-White
Bloom Time Spring or early summer
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Sunlight

  • Natural indirect/artificial bright light is ideal for peace lily plant growth.

Soil

  • The soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (Feb to May, July to Sept.) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after the application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don'ts

  • Do not overwater the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.

Peace Lily Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright light / Artificial bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cups (Approx. 150 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 

Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural indirect /artificial bright light.
Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 18 to 24 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month.

Peace Lily Special Feature

One of the rare indoor flowering plants and excellent air-purifying plants.

Peace Lily Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent container or house plant
  • It Beautifies Your house

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Peace lily grow in water?

Yes, the Peace lily can grow in water if it is trained to grow from the nursery stage or from the initial days.

What does Peace lily look like?

Peace lily plants have dark green leaves with white flowers. This white flower is actually a specialized leaf bract that grows hooded over the flowers.

Does Peace lily release oxygen at night?

No, Peace lily produces oxygen at daytime as well as Peace lily is known to improve room humidity by 5 percent.

Do Peace lilies flower all year?

Yes, Peace lily will flower all year round when enough indirect bright light is available.

How to trim Peace lily?

You can trim your peace lily when you see that plant some of the leaves are damaged, then Trimming should be done as close to the bottom as you can, before trimming make sure that your trimming knife should be cleaned and sharp.

What does Peace lily represent?

Peace lily represents the rebirth of the soul and transcendence from this earthly life. It is also a symbol of peace and hope.

Does Peace lily attract bugs?

Damaged and Dried flowers and foliage can attract pests or bugs. So prune the infected plants part and discard them away.

Do Peace lilies grow fast?

The peace lily is a medium growing plant, but if supplied with more fertilizer with bright light and moist media it will grow at a very fast rate.

How to repot Peace lily?

Choose a slightly larger pot with a drainage hole and cover the drainage hole. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot. Water your plant thoroughly a day or two before you plan to re-pot. Turn your plant sideways, hold it gently by the stems, and tap the bottom of its current container until the plant slides out. Prune the rootball if necessary, place the plant in anew pot. You need to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Don't overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1 below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

Can Peace lily grow in shade?

Yes, Peace lily prefers indirect bright light or artificial bright light.

Do Peace lilies have a scent?

The bloom will be for a longer time and have a very light scent.

What to do with Peace lily flowers?

Once the flower color starts fading then cut off the flower stalk as close to the bottom.

When Peace lily flowers turn brown?

The primary reason is due to overwater or lack of water and secondary may be due to aging of the flower or due to disease infestation.

How often water Peace lily?

In general, water at least once a week and keep the soil moist. Before applying water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Why Peace lily not flowering?

Make sure that your plant getting indirect bright light/artificial bright light which is ideal for flowering and the plant growth.

Why Peace lily leaves turn black?

Firstly it is due to the overwater or lack of water. Secondly exposure to extreme cold or hot temperature. or due to disease infestation.

Does Peace lily clean the air?

Yes, according to NASA Clean Air Study Peace lily cleans indoor air of certain environmental contaminants, including benzene and formaldehyde.

Is Peace lily poisonous?

It is mildly toxic to humans and animals when ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause skin irritation, a burning sensation in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, and nausea for some time only.

When Peace lily blooms?

When it gets indirect bright light/artificial bright light Peace lily start to produce white to off-white flowers in the early summer and continues to bloom throughout the year.

What fertilizer for Peace lily?

Apply any balanced organic fertilizer once in a month and water it immediately after applications of fertilizer.

Does Peace lily need sunlight?

Yes, Peace lily prefers indirect bright light/artificial bright light.

Why Peace lily flowers turn brown?

The primary reason is due to overwater, lack of water and secondary may be due to ageing of the flower.

Is Peace lily an air purifier?

Yes, the NASA Clean Air Study found that Peace lily purifies the air. The Peace lily is known to improve room humidity by up to 5%, which is great for breathing while sleeping.

Does Peace lily emit oxygen at night?

Yes, the NASA Clean Air Study found that peace lily releases oxygen at night. The peace lily is known to improve room humidity by up to 5%, which is great for breathing while sleeping.

Where to place Peace lily in the house?

You can keep Peace lily in your at such a location where it will get minimum indirect bright light/artificial bright light.

Does Peace lily cause allergies?

No, Peace lily doesn't cause any allergies.

When to water Peace lily plant?

In general, before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

How to water Peace lily?

Before watering Peace lily poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.

Is Peace lily plant toxic to dogs?

Yes, it is mildly toxic to dogs when ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause skin irritation, a burning sensation in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, and nausea for some time only.

Is Peace lily an indoor plant?

Yes, the Peace lily is an indoor plant and it prefers indirect bright /artificial bright light.

Should Peace lily be in direct sunlight?

No, Direct sunlight will damage the foliage of the Peace lily. It prefers indirect bright/artificial bright light.

Do Peace lilies have bulbs?

No, Peace lily doesn't have bulbs, it grows from rhizomes.

What soil for Peace lily?

The soil should be well-drained, fertile, and rich in organic content.

Is Peace lily a lucky plant?

According to feng shui, this Peace lily is an auspicious plant that can bring prosperity and true beauty with its ivory-white flowers and glossy leaves.

How to get Peace lily to bloom?

Indirect bright light/artificial bright light is ideal for flowering and Peace lily growth.

How often should Peace lily be watered?

In general, water at least once a week and keep the soil moist. Apply water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Should I fertilize my Peace lily?

Yes, apply any balanced organic fertilizer it will keep plants more healthy and lush green.

Is Peace lily safe for cats?

No, it is mildly toxic to the cat when ingested because it contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause skin irritation, a burning sensation in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, and nausea for some time only.

When to transplant Peace lily?

You can transplant your peace lily if you have seen these signs.

  • If the plants are overgrown in the current pot.
  • If roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter.
  • If roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter.
  • If the plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant).
  • If the plant is extremely top-heavy and falls over easily.
Do Peace lilies clean the air?

Yes, the NASA Clean Air Study found that Peace lily purifies the air. The Peace lily is known to improve room humidity by up to 5%, which is great for breathing while sleeping.

What size pot for Peace lily?

The size of the pot depends on the size of the plant, you can use a minimum 5 to 7-inch upper diameter pot with a drainage hole.

When to cut Peace lily flowers?

When the flower starts fading, cut the stalk off as close to the bottom as you can because the stalk will eventually brown and die as well.

Can Peace lily grow without sunlight?

Yes, it can grow without direct sunlight, if artificial bright light is provided.

Can Peace lily survive winter?

Yes, it survives in winter just protect them from the cold by keeping them in a mildly warm place. 20 to 29-degree Celsius is the optimum temperature for a Peace lily.

Why Peace lily leaves are turning brown?

The primary reason is due to overwater/lack of water and secondary it prefers indirect bright light. So make sure to have proper light and water balance.

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