Peace Lily Care Guide
A Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum wallisii, is a popular, easy-to-grow plant with glossy green leaves and white flowers, called spathes, that flower in the spring or summer. These blooms can last from 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the climate and how you care for your plant.
Native to tropical Central and South America, Peace Lilies are used to the warm environment found on the rainforest floor where they receive indirect sunlight, consistent moisture, and lots of humidity.
Most household varieties of Peace Lilies grow up to 16 inches tall. But depending on care and type, they can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and wide, making them a suitable floor plant.
5 Tips on Peace Lily Care (especially # 3)
As you become acquainted with caring for your Peace Lily, these five tips are good guides for success.
5 Varieties of Peace Lily
- Spathiphyllum wallisii, the most well-known and widely purchased, will grow about 12 inches tall.
- ‘Petite’ is even smaller and grows approximately 8–10 inches in height.
- ‘Sensation’ is the largest variety available and can grow up to 4–6 feet in height and width.
- ‘Domino’, is a medium-sized variety and has attractive, variegated leaves.
- ‘Mojo Lime’, named for its lime-green foliage, is a medium-sized Peace Lily.
More Peace Lily Care Tips
If your plant has become quite large and you’d like to separate it into smaller pots, or even give part of it away, it’s quite simple to propagate. First, find the crown (a set of 2-3 stems together) and separate them from one another. Next, you’ll want to carefully pull the roots apart and repot them with the same type of soil mixture that was used with the mother plant. But don’t worry! If this seems like too much, we would be happy to help with this process.
If you are a bit more comfortable doing this on your own, why not try hydroponic planting? We recently read an article that suggests using beta fish! To do this, start with clean roots, free of soil and any browning roots. Next, you’ll want to grab a clean vase (or stop by and purchase one from us- we have many sizes available) and fill the bottom layer with clean glass marbles, pebbles, or colorful small rocks. Then, add the plant and lightly layer more of the same on the roots to stabilize them. Lastly, fill the vase up to the root ball but not above. As water is needed, make sure to refill with filtered, bottled, or distilled water. You can even use tap water that has been sitting out for at least 24 hours so any chemicals have dissipated.
Did you Know?
The Peace Lily got its name because its white flowers resemble a white flag, the symbol of peace. However, don’t let this little plant fool you; Peace lilies are mildly toxic and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
Where to purchase Peace Lilies?
Peace Lilies are our best sellers and we offer a wide array of sizes. If you need help, our knowledgeable Plumeria staff would love to help you pick out the perfect Peace Lily for your home.