peace lily care

How to Care for Your Spathiphyllum

Caring for Spathiphyllum, or Peace Lily, plants involves providing them with the right conditions to thrive. Here’s a comprehensive how-to guide for caring for your Spathiphyllum:

  1. Light: Peace lilies prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate low light conditions but may not flower as well. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Peace lilies are sensitive to overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Ensure good drainage in the pot.
  3. Humidity: These plants prefer high humidity. Mist the leaves regularly or use a pebble tray filled with water to increase humidity around the plant.
  4. Temperature: Peace lilies do well in typical indoor temperatures ranging from 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing them to cold drafts or temperatures below 55°F (13°C).
  5. Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth slows down.
  6. Pruning: Remove dead or yellowing leaves promptly to encourage new growth. Trim spent flowers to promote continuous blooming.
  7. Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant has outgrown its pot. Use a well-draining potting mix with peat moss and perlite.
  8. Pests: Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If detected, treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  9. Dusting: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to keep them free of dust. This helps the plant absorb light more effectively.
  10. Troubleshooting: If leaves start turning brown, it could be due to overwatering, underwatering, or too much direct sunlight. Adjust care accordingly.

By following these care tips, your peace lily should thrive and continue to brighten up your indoor space with its lush foliage and occasional white blooms.

If you have any questions, or are interested in ordering our Spathiphyllum, contact us at (352)735-8350.