Plant Care Peace Lily

Peace Lily

4.5 out of 5 (799 experiences)

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

About Peace Lily

The peace lily is a popular, elegant plant and not actually a lily at all! In fact, they’re more closely related to other houseplants like pothos and Monstera than actual lilies. The white ‘flowers’ are also not flowers, but specialized leaves that protect the tiny blossoms on the stalk in the center. Their ‘flowers’ may last as long as two months and they will continue to rebloom over time in the right conditions. ☮️

Taxonomy

Spathiphyllum wallisii
Spathiphyllum
Araceae
Alismatales

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 located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.

Plant care guide for Peace Lily in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Peace Lily in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 28.8% ☀️

January 23rd, 2022

Colorado Springs is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to increase by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules …

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2022

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hour…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

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.

When to repot Peace Lily

Nutrient needs for plant Peace Lily in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 18th, 2022

The growing potential in Colorado Springs is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Peace Lily is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Yellow Leaves

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 your location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Peace Lily has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 432
Peace Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 413
Peace Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 315
Peace Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 272
Peace Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 173
Peace Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 89
Peace Lily has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 74
Peace Lily has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 18
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 813 XP
01/14/2022

This is a like Goldie locks lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jeana avatar
@Jeana
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 183 XP
globe Winston-Salem, North Carolina
01/12/2022

So easy to care for! Mine is over 10 years old and received it as a gift from my son.
And I didn’t have a clue how to take care of it, but he keeps growing and blooming !

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Dylan1stokes avatar
@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,544 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

I have only had my peace lily for about a month and I love it, she is blooming still in winter and just looks incredible!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Topkaro avatar
@Topkaro
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Boronia, Victoria
01/07/2022

Loves water, hates direct Sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Chippershamrock avatar
@Chippershamrock
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Boston, Massachusetts
01/07/2022

Peace Lilies love moisture and don’t need a lot of direct sunlight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Prolentil avatar
@Prolentil
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
01/01/2022

beautiful!! easy to save if shes looking down.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Samsin32 avatar
@Samsin32
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 587 XP
globe Miami, Oklahoma
12/31/2021

I love that I can keep them in my office that doesn’t get much sunlight.

Amanda avatar
@Amanda
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 704 XP
12/22/2021

She’s dramatic! A tiny bit less water than what she wants and she’s completely limp and looks dead.

Kayleesocool avatar
@Kayleesocool
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 96 XP
12/19/2021

everytime it looks sad/droopy i drench it in water and boom it perks right back up. ive had this plant for 7 years now and its so pretty 😊

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 2,431 XP
12/12/2021

Absolutely obsessed with my peace lily. Water once soil is dry. Doesn’t require direct light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Thatgirlwholikesplants avatar
@Thatgirlwholikesplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 206 XP
12/08/2021

I got my Peace Lily’s and they brown easy which could be from me over or under watering them, but when they bloom they’re so pretty! They’re survivors, and sometimes collect some dust. Had some issues with my cat getting into the plants but she doesn’t get in them anymore!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Nebulaevie avatar
@Nebulaevie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 209 XP
globe Corby, England
11/29/2021

i have a love hate relationship with this plant bc it’s so pretty but if i underwater by like a ml it it will be on the brink of dehydration but if i overwater it by a ml it is flooding. it is so dramatic. it drops a leaf every week but then grows it back. i don’t know if this plant is dying or not but it is a nuisance. 6/10.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Rhea avatar
@Rhea
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Winfield, Tennessee
11/18/2021

It is an easy plant, be cautious of over watering and uneven light

Survivor Survivor
Ifonlyfloramoment avatar
@Ifonlyfloramoment
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 303 XP
globe San Francisco, California
11/16/2021

Lasts forever with love. I’ve propagated a brand new plant out of the original mother root and within a year, she’s fully lush and gorgeous. Very dramatic plants—you will know when they’re ready for whatever because the leaves will sag as if fainting.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mj avatar
@Mj
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 542 XP
globe Austin, Texas
11/15/2021

This is a wonderful plant for low light areas!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Issy avatar
@Issy
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 42 XP
globe Double Bay, New South Wales
11/10/2021

Pretty xx

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Rachel avatar
@Rachel
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 310 XP
globe Colorado Springs, Colorado
11/06/2021

Love a nice peace lily! When they flower, the blooms last for so long and are so beautiful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Dknighton avatar
@Dknighton
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 165 XP
globe Hebron, Kentucky
11/01/2021

Hard to kill a peace lily. Even getting a new bloom now that watering is on track.

Survivor Survivor
Monica avatar
@Monica
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 340 XP
globe Oak Park, Illinois
11/01/2021

This plant loves a routine and if the routine is switched or you replay it or simply move it to another window it may be difficult to get to grow again. Also a certain number of conditions must be met before it blooms again. I do not even know the all the conditions.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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