The peace lily got its name from its gorgeous white flowers that resemble the white flag of peace. More than that, the plant is not exactly a true lily. It is called a lily due to its resemblance to the calla lily that belongs to the same family, Araceae. Peace lilies are loved for their showy white sheath resembling a hood and their big, bold leaves that adorn any part of the house or office in grand splendour.
They are flowering plants native to the tropical rainforests of America. Peace lilies are vibrant perennial plants and come in a broad range of sizes. They are easy to care for and can grow to about three feet tall with their dark green leaves that brighten up any space.
The peace lily is shade-loving, and best utilised as floor or closet plants. They are also great to be placed in bathrooms as they help to absorb moisture reducing the growth of mould and mildew.
- Other names: Other common names for the peace lily plant include Spathiphyllum, White Sails or Spathe Flower.
- Planting environment: Peace Lilly plant loves a lot of natural light, especially the morning sun. However, some peace lily plants also thrive in partial shade and can do well in rooms with no windows.
- Sunlight: The plants prefer little light to stay happy and bright.
- Watering: You can wait for the leaves to begin to drop before watering. Peace lilies tolerate under-watering better than overwatering. Reduce the frequency of watering during winter.
- Misting: Mist the leaves with soft water frequently.
- Fertilisation: The plant does not enjoy frequent fertilisation. It is okay to fertilise once or twice a year.
- Temperature: Keep the peace lily plant in average indoor temperatures between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Caution: The plant may be toxic when ingested and should be kept away from pets and children.
- Extra care: Wipe or dust the leaves of peace lily plant as they occasionally as they tend to gather dust and dirt.