How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant
One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. The deep dark green foliage alone is so pretty. and being a perennial blooms all year round. The leaves reach an average of 12 inches and the white snowy blossoms can make an appearance anytime.
Peace Lilly's are often given as great gifts for graduation parties, social gatherings, weddings, and are a great birthday party idea.
Lighting: Peace Lily's are hardy plants and usually adapt to their environment. They thrive in low light and are not to be put in direct sunlight. Too much sun causes the plant to be stressed and results in the leaves turning yellow and brown. Natural light is a favorite of this plant, but they have been known to thrive in rooms without any windows. It is vitally important to keep them from cold drafts and freezing temperatures.
Soil for the Peace Lilly: Potting soil should be high quality. It should be well aerated with additional sand in the mixture. Allowing drainage holes in the pot will eliminate the roots from rotting. A yearly check is advisable to make sure the plant has not become root bound. If this should become a problem, transplant to a bigger pot.
Watering your Peace Lilly: The most common cause of killing any plant is over-watering. This particular plant thrives in a bathroom. Steamy bathrooms really quench their thirst. The key to watering the plant is to spread out the watering sessions. A rule of thumb is to give the plant enough to drink, but don't saturate it.
General Care: Every few days wipe down the plant with a soft, damp cloth. A little tender loving care goes a long way and helps keep your plant in check. Cut off any old foliage and give it a mist of warm water to provide extra moisture. Removing the dying or dead flowers will ensure new growth.
Using Fertilizer: Should you decide to fertilize your plant there are some things to take into consideration. If you decide to feed your plant, use a well balanced fertilizer. Use this sparingly. You will know if you are fertilizing the plant too much if the leaves turn brown. A great alternative is compost tea.
The Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and will bring a lot of enjoyment. Remember, it is in the spathiphyllum family of plants. This can be toxic to pets and humans alike. Keep this in mind when choosing the location of your plant. The Peace Lily is one of the most easy care plants and can bring years and years of beautiful flowers and wonderful fragrance.