|50cm height||17cm pot|
||Toxic if consumed|
The Peace Lily (otherwise known as Spathiphyllum or ‘Closet Plant’) has proven to be a popular houseplant and even has enjoyed a place in plenty of offices due to its tolerance of low light conditions and air purification qualities.
The most distinctive part of the Peace Lily is obviously the eye-catching white bracts that cover the flowers. These usually appear twice a year (Spring and Autumn) and can last 1 or two months. Although the Closet Plant can live in low light conditions, placing the plant in bright, indirect sunlight can help it to bloom (that and a good nutrient schedule), whereas Lilies in low light will tend to maintain their green foliage appearance. Peace Lilies are a fairly easy care houseplant and are much more resilient to under-watering than over-watering. When they do need a drink, they tend to inform you by starting to droop. Don’t panic, just give it a watering and it’ll pop right back to its former glory. With experience, you’ll be able to spot when it needs watering before this droop, though.
Being tropical plants, they do enjoy humidity, so giving it regular sprays and watering it when the top couple of inches of soil are dry, and your plant will continue to thrive.
|Keep me moist - Water me when my soil barley starts to dry on top.|
|I like a regular feed - 1/2 strength solution monthly between April - October.|
|My roots like to breathe too - Well draining soil suits me best.|
|I like a temperate climate - 15°c - 24°c.|
|A bit of humidity suits me well - A spray a day is great.|
I like bright indirect sunlight but am shade tolerant.
|Mature length/height:||Up to / around 1 metre tall.|
|Mature spread:||Up to / around 50 cm spread.|
|Time to maturity:||Up to 5 years.|
|Growth rate:||Average rate of growth.|
|Flowering period:||All year round for periods of 4 - 10 weeks.|