Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum – Plant
Peace Lily, is a very popular indoor houseplant. It is a clump-growing herbaceous perennial which produces white flowers which look like the hood of a cobra.
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The Peace Lily (spathiphyllum) is a favorite houseplant that offers majestic, long-lasting white blooms which typically appear in spring. The plant itself has glossy oval leaves with a striking point that emerge from the soil. They are tropical plants, native to the rainforests of Central and South America and do exceptionally well when potted indoors under the right conditions.
Height: Up to 3 ft (90 cm)
Light: Bright light, but no direct sun. Will tolerate low light, but may not bloom. Brown scorch marks on leaves are a sign of too much sunlight.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist. Use a pot with a drainage hole to prevent soggy soil, which can cause root rot.
Humidity: Relative humidity of 40% or higher. Shriveled, dry leaves are likely caused by dry air. Indoor humidity can drop drastically in winter and may need a boost. Take a look at these easy ways to increase humidity for your houseplants.
Temperature: Average room temperatures (65-75°F/18-24°C)
Soil: Peat moss-based potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced houseplant fertilizer that includes micronutrients, using half the recommended strength. Yellow edges on leaves are an indication of nutrient deficiency.
Propagation: Early spring is the best time to divide Spathiphyllum because it is beginning its most vigorous time of growth. Divide it every 5 years or when necessary.