Peace Lily houseplants are an excellent way to brighten rooms and make your home feel more alive. With their glossy green leaves and graceful white flowers, peace lilies add a touch of elegance to any room. If you have a Peace Lily houseplant that is looking a bit sickly, don’t worry – I am here to help! This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to revive your Peace Lily and get it back on track!
Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum
Description: Peace lilies are not true lilies (Lilium spp.) but rather a member of the Araceae family. Their white flowers look like Calla Lillies, hence their name. If well taken care of, these tropical plants will bloom all year round!
Why I Love It: Peace Lilies are a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that will brighten up any room. Peace Lilies can reach up to 4 feet tall and be the best houseplant because they do not need much water or sunlight. This houseplant should be in your home for many reasons 1) they are beautiful, 2) they purify the air, and 3) they are SO easy to care for.
The first thing you need to do is assess the situation of your dying Peace Lily. Let’s closely examine your plant and identify the problem: Is it wilting? Are there yellow leaves, or do they have brown tips? Is it not getting enough water? Is it not flowering?
Once you have determined the cause of the problem, you can take steps to fix it.
The typical water issues with Peace Lilly are underwatering and overwatering.
It is a good idea to have your plants on a watering schedule to ensure they all get the right amount of water. Peace Lilies must be watered once a week during the growing season. Depending on your plant size, the amount of light, and soil density, your plant needs to be watered even more frequently.
These plants will tell you when they are thirsty when their leaves start drooping. A droopy Peace Lily is a sure sign it needs water asap.
These plants thrive in moist conditions, so they should be watered frequently. However, avoiding overwatering is important, as this can lead to root rot. The best way to water a Peace Lily is to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between watering, and it’s a good idea to empty any water that collects in the planter saucer.
It is possible to under-fertilize or over-fertilize Peace Lilies.
Pro Tip: During winter, your Peace Lily will not need to be fertilized.
Most plants need sunlight to grow, but a few prefer low light conditions. One of these is the Peace Lily, a tropical plant native to the rainforests of Central and South America.
Too Much Light: Peace Lilies will also scorch quickly in direct sunlight. The gentle morning rays are okay, but protect them from too much direct sun. While it will tolerate some direct sunlight, too much sun will actually burn the leaves, causing them to turn brown and withered. If you think your Peace Lily is getting too much sun, move it to a shadier spot in your home or pull it further away from the window.
Too Little Light: The common symptoms of too little light are yellow or brown leaves, no flowers, small leaves, and very slow growth.
You can quickly fix lighting issues by offering the plants brighter conditions. Peace Lilies thrive best when placed in a north-facing window and do well under fluorescent lights.
Want More Flowers? Peace Lillies will frequently bloom when they get enough light. Peace Lillies will bloom frequently when they are kept in bright or medium indirect sunlight. If you notices its leaves turning yellow, it’s getting too much direct light.
Peace Lilies will require repotting at some point in their lifetime. It’s best to repot in spring to take advantage of the growing season, but it can be done anytime if your plant is desperate for repotting.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to give your Peace Lily some fresh soil. Make sure you use soil that has good drainage and is light and airy. Although Peace Lilies are not overly dramatic about relocation, they need time to acclimate to new pot conditions.
While the plant isn’t overall susceptible, an invasion may signify some underlying stress lowering the plants’ defenses.
You can easily remove individual bugs with neem oil, rubbing alcohol, or insecticidal soap. Simply put the plant in the shower with a soapy solution. Soak the leaves and crevices and ensure the solution touches the insects to kill them. Repeat the same after four to seven days until you control the situation.
Pro Tip: Before introducing any new plant to your home, you should always check for pests. These insects are often hitchhikers and can quickly spread to other plants in your collection.
These plants are native to tropical rainforests and need warm temperatures, high humidity, and filtered light to thrive.
Peace lilies do best in warm conditions between 65º and 80º degrees Fahrenheit. Peace lilies cannot withstand drafts or cold temperatures below 45°F.
When a houseplant gets too cold, the leaves will turn black, beginning at the tips of the leaves and progressing inward.
With proper care, your healthy Peace Lily will thrive and bring a touch of beauty to your home for years to come!
Follow these simple tips, and your plant will look healthy and happy again. Thanks for reading! We hope this guide was helpful. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.
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