Peace lilies generally need 4 things to thrive and thus bloom: warmth, light, judicious fertilizer, and lots of water.
They're one of very few potted plants that don't drown if overwatered (though they can still be susceptible to root rot, so if your plant's soil stinks, that may be the problem). Overall though it's hard to overwater a peace lily; that's why they are often used for those cute fishbowl planters.
Warmth and light go a long way, too. Our peace lily blooms wonderfully in the summer and not at all in the winter. The only difference is shorter days, cooler temps, and I don't fertilize in the winter because biologically that's the plant's down time.
When I do fertilize (usually March through October) I do it once a month. You don't want to overfertilize.
I generally use an organic all-purpose fertilizer, but if you're specifically looking for blooms there are fertilizers geared toward that.
Good luck with your peace lily!
by visionandfocus 7 years ago
What does it mean when I water my houseplant (peace lily) and the water goes straight through?
by Don Bobbitt 6 years ago
Can you plant a Peace Lily outdoors in Florida?We love Peace lily plants and we have always kept several in our home, wherever we have lived, over the years. We recently moved to Florida, and were just wondering if they will thrive and bloom if planted outdoors, here.The reason we ask is that one...
by Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago
My husband is amazed that our day lily truly each bud blooms only one day but my brand new day lilies have been in continuous bloom even through the drought for over 10 days. What is your experience?
by Nigel Mummery 8 years ago
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