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Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum  • 

Photo: Peace Lily

Photo: Peace Lily
Photo: Peace Lily

General description

The Peace lily is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. 

Plant requirements

These guys prefer bright indirect light, but in reality they need very little light to survive and thrive. Avoid placing them in a bright south or west facing window if possible. Peace lilies prefer to dry out slightly between waterings and should never be left to soak in their own leachate. The soil can be damp, but a good rule of thumb is to let the top inch of soil dry out between waterings. If you make your Peace lily happy enough it will send up a white flower spike that opens into a nice flower.

Maintenance

Propagation is best done in the spring or summer, by division. When re-potting a large Peace lily you’ll be able to carefully separate the roots of individual lilies and pot them in separate pots. You’ll be able to tell if your Peace lily is ready for division pretty easy. This one has just been divided and is settling into it’s new pot well.

Practical Use:
 Peace Lilies Make Excellent Houseplants For The Home Or Office. These Lovely Plants Not Only Brighten Up A Living Space And Are Easy To Care For, But Are Also Excellent At Cleaning The Air Of The Room They Are In. Peace Lilies Are Recommended By NASA's Clean Air Study For Their Air Purifying Attributes. Add One Peace Plant For Every 100 Sq. Ft. Of Indoor Space, And Say Goodbye To 90% Of Your Indoor Toxins!!! They Are Also Perfect For People With Allergies, Or Who Are Sensitive To Irritants, Since The Peace Lily Flowers Produce Very Small Amounts Of Pollen, And Their Leaves Absorb Mold Spores And Radiation!!! 

Properties

Variety of
Lily (Species) (Lilium pyrenaicum)
Height
10 - 20 cm
Color
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Soil type
Chalk
Sunlight
Full shade
PH
Acid
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Needs protection