Peace Lily


Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace Lilies are a popular indoor plant that thrives in low light environments, making it suitable for any home or office.

Care instructions
Light: low to lots of natural light but no direct sun.
Watering: fill the outer pot with approximately 2 cm of water and refill when the water runs out. Don't worry if you forget to refill for a few days as the plant enjoys a wet-dry cycle. On the other hand, if you overfilled a bit this forgiving plant would not mind.
Re-potting: In the right environment, Peace Lilies can grow fast, and will start to have pups which can be moved to a new pot. Roots circling the bottom of the inner cup are a sign that re-potting is needed.
Buy a new pot from your nearest retailer or order one here (consider a larger vessel to give the plant room to grow).
Insert the wick into the new pot and fill a third of the insert with a high-quality potting mix.
Extract the overgrown plant with the soil and use your fingers to split the pups from the main plant. Now, position the plant in the centre and cover the roots with more soil. Gently tap the inner cup on the table to compact the soil and eliminate air pockets (use a cloth to ensure the glass is not damaged). Repeat the same method for the other plants you split.
Fun fact: A tall white flower will emerge if you keep the plant close to the window but away from direct sun.

Sad plant indicators
Brown tips: There are several reasons why the tips of the leaves turn brown. Often, it's the result of too much or too little water. Ensure that the plant has plenty of fresh water by replacing the water with 2 cm of tap or filtered water every two weeks. Spray your plant occasionally with demineralised water to add moisture to the leaves. From time to time, leaves will dry naturally and can be cut from the bottom using a pair of scissors.

Yellow Leaves: Uh-oh, sounds like your plant is having too much of the good thing. Yellowing leaves are often a sign that the plant has outgrown its vessel and needs to be re-potted. Follow the instructions above to transfer your plant to a larger pot. Have a couple of extra pots and soil handy to give the pups you split their own room to grow.