The Peace Lily is an excellent indoor houseplant companion
This hardy houseplant has earned a reputation as an easy-going indoor performer for its somewhat rare ability to flower and flourish in low light, indoor conditions. The Peace Lily’s long, glossy-green leaves rise directly from the soil and the plant is prized for its distinctive, lightly fragrant white flowers. Long-lasting blooms begin pale green and gradually become creamy white as they open.
How To Care For a Peace Lily
- LIGHT: Tolerates medium to low light, but thrives in bright, filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight which can burn the foliage.
- TEMPERATURE: Prefers warm indoor conditions of 65-75˚F. Avoid cool temperatures and drafts, which can result in leaf yellowing. Also thrives in the outdoor moisture and heat of summer.
- WATER: Prefers low water levels with dry soil between watering. Too much water may result in leaf yellowing. Because plants are sensitive to fluoride, we recommend using an alternative water source.
- FERTILIZER: Follow directions on a balanced, water soluble houseplant fertilizer such as Fertilome’s Blooming and Rooting.
- SOIL: Prefers well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. Plants should be divided once they fill their pot.
- FLOWERING: The Peace Lily is one of the few foliage plants that will flower in low light. Plants periodically produce lightly fragrant, beautiful white flowers.
- TROUBLE-SHOOTING: Experiences few pest problems, with occasional spider mites or mealybugs, which can easily be remedied with Bonide Systemic House Plant Insecticide.
As if the dark-green glossy foliage and tropical bloom weren’t enough, the Peace Lily is also valued for its distinctive ability to clean indoor air of many environmental contaminants, including benzene, formaldehyde, and other pollutants.