Houseplants

How To Keep Your Peace Lily Blooming

My friend recently asked me, “What’s wrong with my Peace Lily? She isn’t blooming and she looks so sad!” I gave her some advice and within a few weeks, her Peace Lily is thriving, blooming, and overall, a very happy houseplant!

Does this sound like you? No worries, I can help!

Do you feel like it’s taking forever to get your Peace Lily to bloom? Are you worried that you might kill it before it even has a chance to boom? Maybe you’re beginning to wonder if you really have what it takes to keep a houseplant alive.

Today, I’m talking about sharing my fail-proof plan to NOT kill your Peace Lily and how to keep your Peace Lily Blooming! They don’t call me a crazy plant lady for nothing!

How To Keep Your Peace Lily Blooming: Problem Solver

About the Peace Lily

Peace Lilies, also known as Spathiphyllum, are native to the Americas and Southeast Asia tropical regions.

They were first introduced to Europe in the late 1800s and have become popular houseplants worldwide.

You can buy Peace Lilies online from various places:

1) Problem: My Peace Lily isn’t blooming.

  • Cause: Not enough light.
  • Solution: Move it into a well-lit area or purchase a plant light. We have ours in our sun porch in front of a south-facing window. We supplement it’s light with a plant light during the winter when there is are fewer hours of daylight. Be sure to set a timer (no more than 4 hours at a time) to avoid burning on the foliage.
  • Notes: Most Peace Lilies bloom twice each year, with some exceptions. The first blooming period usually begins in spring and lasts into early summer (May – June). The second blooming season occurs from mid-summer to fall (August-September).

2) Problem: The plant appears droopy & soil is dry & crumbly.

  • Cause: Not enough watering.
  • Solution: Water the plant thoroughly & give it a nice pep talk!
  • Notes: The Peace Lily is one of those plants that will let you know when it’s thirsty by drooping or wilting its leaves. It’ll bounce back quickly after a good soaking! Just be sure not to over-water it, as this can cause root rot.

3) Problem: Pale or “burnt” looking foliage.

  • Cause: Too much direct sunlight.
  • Solution: Move the plant out of direct sunlight.
  • Notes: Peace Lilies prefer bright, filtered light. Move it to a shadier area and avoid placing it in direct sunlight for long periods of time. You may also consider using a sheer curtain or blinds to diffuse the light coming into the room.

4) Problem: My Peace Lily plant collapses or looks incredibly droopy with moist soil.

  • Cause: Overwatering & not enough soil drainage.
  • Solution: Empty the saucer beneath the pot and let the soil drain. Remove the plant from the pot, add gravel to the bottom of the planter, and add perlite to the soil.
  • Notes: Proper drainage is key when it comes to caring for your Peace Lily. Adding perlite will help break up any compacted soil and create air pockets for better drainage.

Conclusion

Knowing how to care for your Peace Lily is key to keeping it looking lush and vibrant. With proper light, watering, and soil conditions, you’ll have a beautiful blooming plant in no time! Happy Planting! 🙂

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Ren Lenhof

Hi there, I’m Ren! Welcome to the House Fur Blog. Life is never dull when you’re living in an 1888 Victorian with over 200 houseplants and two giant dogs – luckily, I know a thing or two about making it all work!

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  • So my peace Lilly was droopy husband watered it, had ✂️ some of the blooms because they were brown, so asking if the plant will bloom again?
    Sign sad in Arizona

    • Hi! Yes, go ahead and cut off the brown leaves and blooms. It should rejuvenate and new blooms will grow - they are usually pretty tolerant plants. :)

  • My peace lily came in a funeral arrangement. I repotted two in a new container. They are tall with a thick stem and the bottom leaves turn yellow. IT has recently bloomed but it looks bare and top heavy. ...???

  • It's great that you're sharing tips on how to care for Peace Lilies and keep them blooming. Peace Lilies are popular houseplants known for their elegant white blooms and air-purifying properties. Thanks for sharing this Amazing information. I love it!

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