Peace lilies, or Spathiphyllum, are relatively easy houseplants to care for. They don’t require much sunlight, and as long as you give them regular water and occasional special attention, you should be able to keep your peace lily happy and blooming. By following a few simple tips, the experience of caring for a peace lily can be as peaceful as its name implies!
Allow for the soil to slightly dry out between waterings. Peace lilies are rather forgiving when it comes to a lack of water. The leaves will begin to droop when it is especially thirsty. It is a good idea to let the water sit out for a day or so before watering, which allows for the chlorine in tap water to evaporate. Chlorine in the water can sometimes cause the tips to burn.
Peace lilies do not require a lot of sunlight. In fact, they thrive being out of direct sunlight, and the leaves will let you know if they're not receiving enough light by turning yellow. A good place for your plant is a draft-free windowsill, but peace lilies also make good office plants because the fluorescent light used in many offices provides enough light to keep the plant alive.
Peace lilies are a tropical plant and do not like cold weather. Keep them at a room temperature of 60 to 75 degrees. They also like more humid conditions, so give your peace lily an occasional misting.
Most houseplants need to be repotted every 2 or 3 years. You only need to do this if the plant has grown too big or the soil starts to dry out too quickly. You will want to use a good quality potting mix with pearlite and peat moss. Make sure your new pot has sufficient draining holes in the bottom.
Occasionally, you will want to gently wipe down the leaves of the plant. This will remove dust, as well as any insects that may be looking for a home. It will also keep you more acquainted with your peace lily!
Peace lilies are a great way to add some life into your home without adding any stress.