Peace Lily

Peace Lily Care

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Basic Peace Lily Care

Native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, Peace Lilies are a fairly easy plant to take care of. Below you will find our complete Peace Lily care guide to help you look after your plant and spot any issues that may occur.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don't like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I'm after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Detailed Peace Lily Care Information

Whether you're looking to make sure your Peace Lily is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies can handle many lighting conditions

Although they’re native to brighter areas, the Peace Lily can handle a wide variety of lighting conditions. They’ll be happy in any spot, dim or bright. It’s worth noting however that they’ll only flower in brighter areas.

Watering your Peace Lily is easy

As they’re not particular picky, you can water your Peace Lily relatively sparingly. It won’t react badly if you miss a watering every so often. You can also just pop them in the shower once a week to clean the leaves off at the same time.

Ideal placement for your Peace Lily

If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom that gets good light throughout the day, it would be the perfect spot for your Peace Lily. The added humidity from showers and running water will surely be appreciated.

Peace Lilies love humidity

Being native to the rainforest, Peace Lily very keen on high humidity. To make it easy you can simply mist the plant a couple of times a week, or even place it on a pebble bath. We have a great post all about raising the humidity for your plants if you want to find out more.

Peace Lilies are poisonous to pets

Watch out if you have have a cat or dog around as unfortunately Peace Lilies are toxic to dogs, cats and other animals! Pets that ingest the leaves will start to salivate and paw at their mouths very quickly, so give this one a miss if you have a pet in the house.

Average room temperature is perfect for your Peace Lily

One thing that makes Peace Lilies easy to care for is that they thrive in the natural temperatures of your home. Avoid placing it near any drafty windows or doors though as the cool air from outside can cause shock for the plant.

Propagate your Peace Lily through division of the mother plant

Unfortunately, Peace Lilies cannot be propagated from a leaf or stem cutting. Instead, the best way to propagate a Peace Lily is through diving the mother plant into several smaller plants. Make sure each section has a good chunk of the root system and be careful when separating the roots as you don’t want to cause too much damage.

Peace Lily

Common Problems with your Peace Lily

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

Yellow leaves on your Peace Lily is a  sign that your plant isn’t happy with it’s lighting conditions. Too much or too little light causes yellowing in the leaves. Move your Peace Lily to a new spot and give it a week to settle in before moving again if there’s no change.

Brown leaf tips on your Peace Lily is most likely a watering or drainage problem. Make sure that you plant isn’t waterlogged and the soil has a way to drain out excess liquid. We have a great post on how to increase drainage for you houseplants available here.

Peace Lilies will only flower if they’re getting bright enough light. Try moving your plant to a brighter spot and see what happens!

There’s a quick and easy solution for Peace Lily leaves that are drooping – just a little bit more water. Water your Peace Lily in the morning and watch the leaves go back to normal over the day, they bounce back super quickly!

The leaves of your Peace Lily will start to curl up if it’s getting soo much bright sunlight. Try moving it to a spot where it will get more indirect light through the day.

Simple Peace Lily Care Requirements

It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Spathiphyllum wallisii.

These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.

Common NamePeace Lily
Latin NameSpathiphyllum wallisii
LightBright Indirect Light
WaterWater Moderately
HumidityHigh Humidity
Soil TypePotting Soil

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