Meet the Peace Lily

For the longest time the Peace Lily felt a little like an after thought. Perhaps it’s the plant your grandma always had in her bathroom, or the one you always see on the counter of your dentist as your check in for your cleaning. For years, the peace lily was underrated, but is now being recognized as an elegant beauty of the plant world. These plants are easy to care for, and a beautiful addition to any collection. In fact, if you search for the best plants for air quality, peace lily frequents these lists, boasting its ability to filter formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air in your home.

These easy plants love medium light with some humidity. You’ll notice they tolerate drought fairly well, but your lily will probably want a drink about once a week, up to three times a week depending on its location, lighting, soil, how root-bound it is, etc. Water your peace lily once that first layer of soil as dried to the touch, about one inch down.

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Quick Tips for the Peace Lily:

  • Water when top layer of soil is dry
    • Peace lilies are drought tolerant so when it doubt refrain from watering
    • These plants do prefer distilled water, so if you go the extra step, they’d thank you!
    • This plant does surprisingly well bouncing back after a lack of watering, however, try to water at the first signs of droopy leaves as to not let it sustain too much abuse
  • Peace Lily loves a well-draining soil to keep it from getting too soggy
  • These plants prefer indirect, medium light
    • You’ll often see this plant in shops and offices for it’s low maintenance care, and especially it’s light flexibility—these plants tend to do well with florescent light
  • These plants are considered toxic, so keep them out of reach from curious eaters

Looking for more? Check out some of our other plant posts on our blog.