The Peace lily is an easy, undemanding plants for any indoor space, though there’s a trick to getting them to flower.
Standing one to four feet tall, their dark green leaves provide a lovely background for the white flowers. They grow on the forest floor in the tropics, where they get dappled sunlight and plenty of moisture. They aren’t actually lilies, though. They’re perennial plants, which means that with proper care, they’ll live for years.
They grow up to about 16 inches tall, though larger outdoor varieties can reach six feet.
Your peace lily will want bright, indirect light to grow best, and you should keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy.
Make sure there are no drafts, because these are tropical plants that don’t do well in cool temperatures. Provide your lily with a protected area away from drafty windows or doors. If you provide the proper environment, your lily should bloom over and over for years.
Peace lilies aren’t heavy feeders, so starting in late Winter, fertilize every six weeks or so with a good all-purpose plant food during Spring and Summer.
Toxins removed by this plant include benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
- A warning however: Peace Lily leaves contain a compound that causes swelling of the tongue or vomiting when eaten, so keep your plants away from children and pets.