Other common names: White Sails
The Peace Lilies are herbaceous plants that can grow up to 50cm tall and wide. It has glossy, dark green leaves and elegant white flowers. This is a common flowering indoor plant that is easy to care for.
Sun and soil needs:
This plant thrives in 2-6 hours of indirect sunlight, and will burn in direct sun. Plants do best in pots with loamy soil at least 15cm deep, or in true ground. These plants are vulnerable to root rot, so ensure that your pots drain well, and that your soil has plenty of organic matter to let the roots breathe. This plant is prone to wilting, and will need consistently moist soil to grow well.
Peace Lilies are low maintenance plants that can be fertilised monthly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Peace lilies will wilt dramatically when underwatered and will also quickly bounce back once they have been watered. As with all potted plants, regular repotting once a year will prevent it from becoming root bound.
Peace Lilies can be propagated by division.
Common problems & solutions:
This plant is relatively resistant to pests and disease if kept healthy.
Aphids, Mealy Bugs, and spider mites often infest the plant if it has underlying problems like repeated wilting from heat stress. Mechanical pest control methods like pruning the infested parts are the best methods for managing these pests in the short term, but resolving the underlying problem will prevent them in the long term.
Wilting may occur during periods of hot weather or from the lack of watering. Regular wilting will stunt plant growth. Increase the number of times a plant is watered, or use mulch to retain moisture in the soil.