The Peace Lily, oftentimes referred to as the Closet Plan, is an easy option for the beginning gardener since it isn’t at all difficult to grow. The plant produces beautiful white flowers that grow throughout the year, adding a breath of fresh air and great ambiance to any room, whether an office space, a bedroom, or other room in your home. If you’re ready to grow Peace Lilies indoors, the following information can make the task far simpler.
Grow Peace Lilies Indoors in your Home or Office
Grown indoors, peace lilies usually reach a height of six inches, although some can reach heights much higher. The early summer months are those in which those beautiful white blooms will be seen.
An all-purpose potting soil is excellent for indoor Peace Lily growth. Use a pot that allows the plant to breath, with easily drainable water since overwatering the plant can cause it to die. It is best to underwater the Peace Lily rather than overwater it. The pot selected for the plant should have a diameter of 12 to 18-inches to provide optimal growth.
Light, Water & Soil
Gardeners love the Peace Lily because it isn’t as difficult to care for as other plant types. That said, it still is important to provide optimal growing conditions for your plant.
Light wise, peace lilies tend to prefer medium to low light. This makes them perfect for growing in a room that doesn’t too much light. Lighting also has an effect on the flowers. Plants with more light tend to produce more of the characteristic white flower, which those that get less will produce less flowers and appear to be more of a standard foliage plant.
Keep the plant statured with water, but ensure that you don’t overwater. This plant should be watered only one time per week at most! The biggest mistake gardeners make with this plant is overwatering. The peace lily is much more tolerant to being under watered than over watered, so always be careful about watering habits.
This makes it a great plant for those with busy schedules and lives who don’t have the time to spend on plant care. There are numerous signs of overwatering which include browning of the leaf tips and drying of the leaves. As mentioned, the plant is best under -watered than overwatered.
Fertilization is also something that the plant doesn’t require frequently. In fact, you can fertilize it only once or twice per year and the plant still receive the necessary nutrients and benefits. Over-fertilizing the plant can cause it to dry out, so ensure that you don’t.
Peace Lily Grow Tips
- The peace Lily should be washed each year to help the leaves absorb the sunlight. You can easily wash the leaves by placing the plant inside of the shower or with a spray bottle misting the leaves.
- When repotting, make sure that you move your Peace Lily to a pot that is at least two-inches deeper.
- Want to remove toxic chemicals from the air inside of your residence? The Peace Lily plant is an excellent source of chemical removal!
- If the plant doesn’t bloom in a low light setting, you may need to increase the amount of light that it is receiving. It is possible that the plant isn’t receiving enough light.
- Regular pruning encourages the plant to bloom.
- Temperatures under 45 degrees F can damage or kill the Peace Lily plant.
Over all the peace lily is a great plant to add some vibrance to a home. It’s also excellent for first time gardeners as it is very easy to grow and difficult to kill.