Plant Care Peace Lily

Peace Lily

4.5 out of 5 (834 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 calla 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 Eugene, Oregon.

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 Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Growing Peace Lily in Eugene right now

Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Eugene, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

May 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight …

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Eugene, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 21% ☀️

May 20th, 2022

Eugene is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to increase by 21% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Eugene, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

May 22nd, 2022

This month, Eugene is getting an average of 11.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.2 total hours of day…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Eugene, Oregon ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Peace Lily thrive 🌿!

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 Eugene, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 20th, 2022

The growing potential in Eugene is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pl…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Peace Lily is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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 Eugene, Oregon, 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 456
Peace Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 433
Peace Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 329
Peace Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 280
Peace Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 181
Peace Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 90
Peace Lily has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 75
Peace Lily has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 20
Lovingsunnyaz avatar
@Lovingsunnyaz
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 5,119 XP
globe Goodyear, Arizona
03/03/2022

I love this plant! Large lush dark green leaves, and it “tells me” when she needs water….as it’s branches start to droop a bit….10-15 minutes after watering, it is upright and beautiful again. Also, although it likes lots of indirect sunlight, here in Phoenix AZ, she is happy being a bit farther away from my north facing window!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Briskgalega avatar
@Briskgalega
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 505 XP
globe London, England
02/17/2022

Tells you when it’s thirsty!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Rorysgarden avatar
@Rorysgarden
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 279 XP
02/14/2022

Have had a few of these plants and they are so easy to look after. The stem of the lily can sometimes turn yellow if underwatered but if you cut them right back down, new ones will shoot up fast. 🪴

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Fabulouscashew avatar
@Fabulouscashew
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 53 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
02/02/2022

Can tolerate low light. Let’s you know when it needs watering by drooping it’s leaves. Drama queen!

Fast grower Fast grower
Melaza avatar
@Melaza
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 3,924 XP
globe New York
01/30/2022

Easy to care for, tolerates low light, likes water & will droop to show you it needs more!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
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@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 3,561 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
01/25/2022

Got this as a 4” plant. So cute and already showing some growth, but not too fast. Looking forward to first flowers. Love that this plant is pretty easy going about location and watering.

Survivor Survivor
Amg avatar
@Amg
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 7,194 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
01/25/2022

Will visibly droop when it needs watering. Water as soon as leaves droop otherwise the leaf tips are prone to getting brown.
Will push out leaves even in low light but if it receives medium indirect light the leaf size will be much bigger.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,284 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 15 Plants
xp 392 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
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@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 3,240 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 106 XP
globe Boronia, Victoria
01/07/2022

Loves water, hates direct Sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@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-1 138 Plants
xp 15,629 XP
globe Pittsburg, Kansas
12/31/2021

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

Amanda avatar
@Amanda
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 1,464 XP
12/22/2021

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

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@Kayleesocool
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 117 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 65 Plants
xp 2,993 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
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@Thatgirlwholikesplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 215 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 260 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 3 Plants
xp 118 XP
globe Winfield, Tennessee
11/18/2021

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

Survivor Survivor

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