How to Grow Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) Indoors

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is a common houseplant as it is very easy to grow in low light and a low maintenance one. Most household varieties grow up to 16 inches tall, but larger cultivars can reach 6 feet in height. Peace lily’s bloom is unconventional from other flowering plants. Provided good conditions it can bloom year long. Peace lilies produce white flowers in the early summer and continue to bloom throughout the year.

In NASA studies, it was discovered that peace lilies can help improve air quality, removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the surrounding air.

Tips to Grow Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) Indoors

Container

Use a medium-sized pot/ container. When peace lily becomes root bound, transfer it to the larger pot. A container should have the adequate number of drainage holes to ensure smooth passage of water out of the pot.

Soil

Peace lily can grow in almost any type of soil. Soil should be well drained. Add garden compost to improve draining capability of the soil.

Sun / Temperature

Peace lily thrives in indirect sunlight. So place the plant in a partially shaded place or a place that is few feet away from a north facing a window.

Watering

Keep soil moist always but do not over water it. Blooming stops when you over water the peace lily. Cut down watering in winter.

Fertilizer

Peace lilies don’t have many fertilizing requirements. Fertilize peace lily twice or thrice a year with a general purpose fertilizer.

Note: Keep peace lilies out of the reach of small children and pets, as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate, an irritant, and toxin.

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