You can understand why the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum), with its attractive, dark green lush foliage and compact habit is considered one of the most popular indoor plants grown in homes and offices. They’re hardy and low maintenance plants, can help improve indoor air quality and also have beautiful, tall white flowers that can appear throughout the year.



How to grow peace lily in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide (or larger depending on the size of your plant) and position in a warm spot indoors away from direct sunlight.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well, keeping the water away from the leaves. 
  5. After the intial water, water regularly to keep the potting mix moist.  Reduce the frequency during the winter. Moisture levels can be checked by inserting your finger into the top few cms of the mix. 
  6. Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food or use a Yates Thrive Indoor Plants & Ferns Dripper which feeds for 4 weeks. 

 

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How to grow peace lily in a garden

Peace lilies can also be grown outdoors in tropical and sub tropical climates.

  1. Choose a sheltered spot with dappled sunlight and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Dig a hole in the prepared area, place the plant in the bottom of the planting hole, gently backfill around the plant’s root ball with soil then water well keeping the water away from the leaves.
  3. Reapply Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed around the root zone every 8 weeks from spring until mid autumn to promote good soil health. Step 4: Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw and water in well. Do not over water them as they don’t like wet feet.

     

Growing tips

  • Remove unsightly leaves and dead flowers regularly.

  • Dust peace lily leaves regularly by wiping with a soft cloth. Dust can clog up the pores of the leaves and make it difficult for the leaves to function.

  • Because of the toxic nature of this plant, keep the pot out of the reach of children and pets.


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Common Problems & Solutions

Lack of flowers: Peace lily is struggling to produce any flowers.

Solution: Apply the above fertilizer containing high potassium levels to encourage flowering, move the plant to a brighter position.

Strong Light or low humidity: Leaves with brown tips and/or leaf margins.

Solution: Increase the humidity in room, particularly if it is artificially heated, by misting the leaves daily with water, alternatively rest the pot on gravel within a saucer of water.

Mealybugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish cotton-like substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Natures Way Organic Citrus, Vegie Ornamental Spray Ready to Use