December 26th, 2020
Hey plant friends!
This week’s plant is Spathiphyllum (spath-i-phyl-lum) aka Peace lily. These belong to the Araceae family and are native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Peace lily are one of the most common houseplants you will see around. You probably saw these growing up at your grandparents’ house. There are many different types of Peace lily, if you are looking for an easy care, classic plant this is a great option.
Peace Lilies are shade-loving plants in their natural habitat but when grown indoors as a houseplant they are going to need plenty of filtered light no direct sunlight as that will cause burning on the leaves. For soil I would use the Espoma houseplant potting mix. They like a well-draining soil but just make sure to not let this plant dry out too much.
These plants will tell you if you are under watering, they will wilt and get droopy. A plus side to this plant! The Peace lily is going to want a pretty frequent watering schedule and lots of humidity. They don’t prefer to dry out in between watering like most other plants do so just make sure to check in on your Peace lily weekly.
A good tip to get your Peace lily to flower would be to move it to a bright indirect light location. Sometimes that extra burst of light can trigger a bloom. We also carry a beautiful variety of Peace Lily called ‘Domino’ it has a speckled white pattern on the leaves. Surely to make a statement in your home. If you are looking for a plant to clean your air this is the one! NASA even put it on its list of “Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants.”