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This ultimate guide on peace lily care will help you to grow and care for your peace lily plant in your garden. Get to know sunlight, watering, fertilizers, etc. requirements of peace lily plant.

Many gardeners sent me queries regarding peace lily yellow leaves and brown tips problem. So I decided to publish a complete guide on caring for peace lily houseplant. This guide will definitely help you to maintain beautiful peace lily plant in your garden.





Introduction

Peace lily or Spath is evergreen, herbaceous, perennial, flowering plant. This plant is native to tropical regions and produces large green coloured leaves with flowers in a spadix. Naturally they grow in places that receives filtered sunlight and adequate moisture.

Moreover the NASA clean air study suggests that growing peace lily can purify air toxins. It can filter out harmful toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde from the air.

This means if you are growing this plant in urban home then you will be saving yourself and your family from these toxins in air. That’s why I suggest you to have peace lily plant in your garden.

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Peace Lily Care Guide

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Growing Season

You can grow peace lily in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. However if you are living in tropical regions then peace lily will grow easily. Temperature above 21 degrees Celsius favours the growth of this plant.




Potting Mix

Peace Lily plant loves well drained, loose, and slightly acidic soil. You can prepare ideal potting mix with 40% garden soil + 20% cocopeat + 10% river sand + 30% any bulky organic manure.



Selection Of Pot

You can grow peace lily in small to medium sized pot. A 10 to 12 inches sized pot is ideal for caring for peace lily plant. But make sure that your pot has at least 2 to 4 drainage holes at the bottom.

You can select earthen, or fancy plastic pots as well.




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Peace Lily Plant, Photo by Max Williams on Unsplash

Sunlight

Peace Lily plant loves bright indirect sunlight to grow and flower. However you can also keep this plant under low light. But to increase flowering bright indirect sunlight is ideal.

Do not keep this plant in open space where heavy cold wind can damage your plant.




Watering

Peace Lily plant love moisture but overwatering or underwatering can cause yellowing of leaves in peace lily plant. Apply water in the pot whenever the top layer of soil seems dry. But make sure to avoid waterlogging condition in the pot.

During hot and dry summer days, misting the plant with water helps to enhance health of the plant.




Fertilizers

Peace Lily is not a heavy feeder plant, hence you will not need to worry much about fertilizers. You can fertilize once after every 40 to 60 days with any bulky organic manure. During spring to fall season you can use banana peel or onion peel fertilizers to increase blooming.





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Peace Lily, Image by mfiol from Pixabay

Pests & Diseases

Peace Lily doesn’t get easily affected by any pests. But in severe cases pests like aphids and spider mites can damage your plant. Gardeners sent me queries regarding peace lily brown tips and yellow leaves problems.


Peace Lily Yellow Leaves

Let me tell you that yellowing of leaves can be because of the following reasons:

Overwatering,

Underwatering,

and age of the plant.

After 5 years of age your plant can start yellowing naturally. However take care of overwatering and under watering to avoid yellowing of leaves.


Peace Lily Brown Tips

Brown tips in peace lily can be because of the following reasons:

Direct Sunlight,

Under watering,

and Over fertilizing.

Avoid these conditions to prevent brown tips in your peace lily plant.




Author’s Note

I guess you are now clear on growing and caring for peace lily plant. If you have any queries, ideas, or suggestions then do comment below. You can also connect with Agriculture Review on Facebook, Instagram, and Koo.

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14 Comments

  1. Our peace lily has had all of the problems above, but now we know better how to solve them. One thing you did not address is when to repot or divide the plant. We have several offshoots that are growing and the pot appears to be getting pretty crowded. Any advice? Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    1. Hi Mike,
      You can repot peace lily during spring season. While repotting you can divide crown region carefully with the help of hand or Knife. Make sure that the new plant must have 2 or more leaves with roots at the base. Remove all the dead and diseased leaves and repot in the new pot of desirable size. Apply adequate amount of water after repotting and wait till the new plant gets established very well in the new pot.
      I am glad that this article is helping you in growing plants, do checkout my other articles on home gardening, I am sure that you will love them too.
      I hope this will help!

  2. Thank for this information. I reced one 5 yrs ago while in the hospital. It has flowers I enjoy growing. I give it some new soil every spring. I love the shine on the leaves. Love talking my plants. Save the rain water also.

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