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Peace Lily Care Guide

Peace Lily Care Guide

Known by its Latin name, Spathiphyllum, the Peace Lily is an air-purifying beauty with long-lasting blooms. It evokes a sense of calmness and looks great in any space.

Did you know? The Peace Lily’s a bringer of peace. The white blooms represent the white flag, which is the universal symbol of truce.


Water regularly keeping the soil moist but not soggy


Avoid direct sunlight during the summer months, as the leaves will scorch & the flowers will dry out

Avoid Draughts

Keep your Peace Lily away from draughts and radiators

Things To Do

Peace Lily

Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not soggy. It’s always better to under-water your Peace Lily, than give it too much to drink. You can let the top layer of soil dry out a little, as long as the remaining soil underneath is damp. If its leaves begin to droop, it needs a drink.

Wild Peace Lilies live on rainforest floors, receiving moisture and dappled light consistently. Replicate these conditions by misting your plant throughout the summer and positioning it somewhere it gets indirect sunlight.

Things Not To Do

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies do not enjoy being over-watered, this will cause their leaves to droop, pale and turn yellow over time. They are also sensitive to fluoride, so filtered water is best. Alternatively, tap water can be left to sit for a couple of days, which allows these harmful chemicals to dissipate.

This plant does not like direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves and dry out its flowers. Near a window but not directly in it, in a warm room will be fine and it’s best to avoid draughts or placing it next to a radiator. Peace Lilies can also tolerate lower light levels, so are the perfect plant to brighten a dark corner but are likely to produce more flowers in a lighter spot.

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