Spathiphyllum Care Guide: How to Grow a Peace Lily
We absolutely love this Peace Lily also known as a Spathiphyllum. This houseplant is showcased all over socials for its ability to produce stunning white flowers. Calmed, tropical, lovely. Does that make sense? You can bring a new atmosphere to your favourite room by planting peace lilies. Known simply as a peace lily, this white flower looks like white flags of peace although these are not actually lilies. Instead, they have tropical perennial varieties, which means that when they are well-tended these flowers can survive years and bloom again. Ideal for home and office growing, easy to maintain, does not need much sunlight and cleans up and purifies air very well.
A guide to the Peace Lily
You have made the decision to purchase which may be your first Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum. This is an extremely exciting moment, but you must consider some important factors to continue this houseplants beauty. One of the most important factors is where you decide to place it in your home. A spot where the houseplant looks great but also give the Peace Lily sufficient sunlight and humidity will overall, affect the plants health especially as houseplants do not like to be moved once they have their spot. Peace Lilies enjoy a bright spot with plenty of indirect sunlight. This can be near east or west-facing windows but not too near these windows as draughts and radiator heat can damage the houseplant, causing it to wilt. The best rooms we recommend placing your Peace Lily is in a bathroom/shower room or steamy kitchen.
When to water a Peace Lily
Peace Lilies are tropical houseplants that thrive from humidity thus, it is key to replicate a tropical environment for the Spathiphyllum to flourish. Peace Lilies like to be watered regularly, whereby the soil is constantly moist but not soggy. A general rule of thumb is to ensure the top couple inches of soil have dried out before watering. We encourage people to analyse the soil moisture rather than rely on a watering schedule because of numerous external factors that can impact when your Peace Lily needs watering. Misting your Spathiphyllum is also crucial as this houseplant thrives of humidity. We suggest misting your houseplant every other day.
When to fertilise a Peace Lily
When houseplants are in their growing season, producing new leaves and blooms, it is important to give the houseplants a regular feed which will keep them healthy. Fertiliser gives houseplants plenty of macronutrients such as Nitrogen for growth, Potassium for healthy blooms and Phosphorous to promote roots. The best time to apply fertiliser to your Peace Lily is when the plant is actively producing blooms. Generally, this tends to be between spring and summer. If you choose to fertilise your Spathiphyllum more frequently, use very diluted fertiliser as too much fertiliser can cause more damage to the plant than using no fertiliser at all. During growing season of spring and summer, feed your Peace Lily fortnightly with our amazing Original Vegan Plant Food, a 100% cruelty-free, chemical free, vegan product.
How to get Peace Lilies to flower
In order to get the Peace Lily to flower, we must understand the lifecycle. Flowers can turn brown and begin to die because of couple reasons. The first reason is stress. Repotting too often, inadequate light, over/underwatering are some examples that cause the Peace Lily more stress. Second and more commonly is age. Many people (including myself) thought they are doing something wrong as they see their Spathiphyllum flowers die. This is part of the Peace Lily life cycle, as the spadix turns brown, it’s unfortunately on its way out, but it’s not all doom and gloom! So how do we get our Peace Lilies to produce more flowers? The answer is more light. Although Spathiphyllums are tolerant of low light, to encourage flowering, we recommend moving the plant to a brighter location with plenty of indirect sunlight.
Once your Peace Lily flower has unfortunately but, inevitably died, cut off the dead flower as close to the bottom of the stem as possible with some sterilised scissors. This will not only make your plant look much better but, it removes any diseases attached to the dead flower that can be passed onto other flowers or the plant. Cutting off the dead flowers will also encourage the Spathiphyllum to produce new flowers.
Are Peace Lilies prone to pests?The quick an easy answer to this question is all plants are prone to pests and diseases, but the good news is your plant can be saved. So what pests are Peace Lilies prone to? Most commonly, Spathiphyllums’ are prone to scale on and around the stems and mealybugs. To avoid this situation, a thorough wipe down with either soapy water, 70% isopropyl alcohol or insecticidal soap. It is to be noted that repeated applications are necessary to be effective.
Conclusively, Peace Lilies or Spathiphyllum are really trendy are easy to care for houseplants that really are attractive and bring life to any space it is in. A super style plant, this indoor lily has delightfully large leaves and is certainly one of the more popular indoor plants for sale - here at Happy Houseplants we can bring you outstanding choice and offer you friendly advice on selection. If you’re looking to buy Peace Lily, then come to us - you’ve found the best place to buy houseplants!
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