Peace Lily Care Guide

Congrats! You just received your new plant! Now what?

1. Getting started with your Peace Lily

location

Where to place your Peace Lily

Place it somewhere bright but never under direct sunlight

If your plant is casting a sharp & defined shadow, the light is too hard. We're looking for a shadow that's soft and blurred

Peace Lilies can tolerate low light, but the more it gets, the more it'll bloom and the larger those flowers will be

Potting

Potting your Peace Lily

Leave it in its nursery pot
Your plant is comfy in its nursery pot. It's best to let it acclimate to the lighting, temperature, and humidity in its new home (for at least 2 weeks) before repotting it

Pro tip: if you purchased a planter with your plant, you can simply place the nursery pot in that planter

2. Continually caring for your Peace Lily

WATERING

Watering your Peace Lily

Water when the top of the soil feels dry
Like ferns, Peace Lilies love moist soil but it is vital to ensure the soil isn't soggy. To check, simply touch the soil with your fingertip. If the surface of the soil feels:
1) Dry: your plant needs a watering
2) Damp/wet: your plant doesn't need a watering

A Peace Lily's leaves will start to droop when it's thirsty, signaling it needs a drink of water. Don't be alarmed - A drink will perk it back up

Rule of thumb: expect to water your plant about once a week, and more often with more light. Having said that, soil moisture should be your primary indicator for when you should water your plant, as the time may vary

When watering, gently pour until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom and discard any excess water. Remember, never use cold water as this will shock your plant's roots

Temperature

Finding your Peace Lily's favourite temperature

Like most houseplants, Peace Lilies are happiest between 18¬įC-30¬įC

Repotting

Repotting your Peace Lily

Since they are slow growers, Peace Lilies only need to be repotted once every 3-4 years. When you notice the roots growing out the bottom of the pot, that's the time to do it

When it's time, use a high-quality potting mix and transfer your peace lily into a pot that's a about1-2 inches in diameters larger than its current one

Cleaning/pruning

Cleaning/pruning your Peace Lily

Though tedious, gently wiping your Peace Lily free of dust with a damp rag once in a while will help it soak light and breathe through the little pores on its leaves (stomata)


Some common problems with Peace Lilies

1. Drooping leaves

Usually caused by underwatering. Follow the watering guide above, and if the soil is dry, time to give your plant a drink!

2. Brown leaf tips

Usually caused by either:

a) Overwatering: if so, let your plant dry out a bit before slowly rewatering it.

b) Too much fertilizer: if you think this is it, at the next watering, give your Peace Lily a good shower to rinse out as much fertilizer as possible, or, better yet, repot it using fresh high-quality potting soil.

3. Not flowering

Usually caused by too little light; move your plant into a brighter spot but away from any direct sunlight

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