Plant Care Peace Lily

Peace Lily

4.5 out of 5 (78 experiences)

Peace Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Peace Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Spathiphyllum wallisii
Spathiphyllum
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Peace Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 43
Peace Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 39
Peace Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 31
Peace Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 31
Peace Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Peace Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 12
Peace Lily has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Peace Lily has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Tmk3 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Edwina P. by Tmk3 on Greg, the plant care app
04/06/2021

With my brown thumb, I have been very surprised this hardy peace lily has survived seven years with me. That’s a personal record! If I forget to water her, the leaves droop to remind me. A nice bi…

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@Nicole
Grande Prairie, AB
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Peace Lily by Nicole on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

This plant filters out dangerous toxins in the air and has the most beautiful big, dark green leaves. Mine flowers every few weeks, even though it’s winter. It’s a pretty easy keeper, let it dry bet…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Lily by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Hoping for a bloom this spring 🤞. This plant is stunning when in bloom but during the non-bloom period I find the leaves brown easily. It’s currently sitting in a pot without drainage, would definite…

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@Plantfather
Orlando, FL
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named lily by Plantfather on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

so far my peace lily is doing alright! the only thing is that she is SO dramatic - i didn’t give her water at the right time and she completely drooped and looked dead, then i watered her and she was…

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@Jordan
Wilmington, NC
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Marley by Jordan on Greg, the plant care app
04/10/2021

It’s very easy to tell when they need water: they get very droopy. Don’t work though: within about 6 hours of a good watering, they perk back up! Make sure to water with a large amount each time you …

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@Shilohandewe
West Palm Beach, FL
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Rhea by Shilohandewe on Greg, the plant care app
04/04/2021

literally the most dramatic plant i own, if i don’t water it on time she wilts likes she’s dying, but other than her dramatics she’s a gorgeous plant and she has the most beautiful leaves, very tropi…

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@Jessaburra
Sandy, OR
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Domino by Jessaburra on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Lovely plant, but can be a little more picky about light, water, and humidity. Likes to stay moist; don’t let it dry out. Also give it at least moderately bright light if you want it to do well and p…

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Hooligan9892 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Peace Lilly by Hooligan9892 on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

A bit of a drama queen, leaves wilt when she needs water, but it springs right back a few hours after watering. Flowers are beautiful and last for a good while. Overall, easy to care for and a nice …

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@Clarikatie
Silver Spring, MD
Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Carlette by Clarikatie on Greg, the plant care app
03/22/2021

Super easy to care for and recovers well if you forget to water and it gets too dry. Propagates itself easily, requires dividing after a while or the pot gets crowded. My go-to for teaching people to…

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Athena61 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peace Lily named Olivia by Athena61 on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

Much has been written about the Peace Lily. Did you know that it was named after the white flag that’s raised to symbolize peace? Make sure your peace Lily gets adequate light if you hope to have it …

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How to care for Peace Lily

Water

How often to water your Peace Lily

Water needs for Peace Lily
0.5 cups
every 9

Peace Lily needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Peace Lily

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Peace Lily in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peace Lily: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Peace Lily may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Peace Lily in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Peace Lily

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peace Lily: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Peace Lily after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Peace Lily


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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