Plant Care Peace Lily

Peace Lily

4.5 out of 5 (767 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Peace Lily in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Peace Lily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of da…

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 414
Peace Lily has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 397
Peace Lily has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 296
Peace Lily has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 261
Peace Lily has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 172
Peace Lily has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 86
Peace Lily has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 71
Peace Lily has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 18
Thatgirlwholikesplants avatar
@Thatgirlwholikesplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 157 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 195 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 73 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 9 Plants
xp 284 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 16 Plants
xp 379 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 18 Plants
xp 241 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 148 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 300 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
Dana avatar
@Dana
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe The Dalles, Oregon
10/27/2021

I’ve seen other people with these plants and they look beautiful and supposedly easy to grow .

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Natshajoyce avatar
@Natshajoyce
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
10/24/2021

Beautiful when it blooms! Beautiful leaves as well

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Ktplantmama avatar
@Ktplantmama
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 270 XP
globe River Forest, Illinois
10/23/2021

We received this plant as a gift when my father in law died, so we’re determined to keep it alive (5 years so far). It does well in the summer when I can bring it outside, but struggles November- February because I don’t have a ton of light.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Habiba avatar
@Habiba
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Nasr City, Cairo Governorate
10/21/2021

Humidity is the key ingredient.
Easy to propagate in water

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Jazzsprite avatar
@Jazzsprite
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Wurtulla, Queensland
10/21/2021

Oxygenates the room, helps you think, relieves stress.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Carol avatar
@Carol
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 192 XP
10/19/2021

This plant let you know when it’s very thirsty. It comes back as soon as it is watered.

Survivor Survivor
Addypalmer avatar
@Addypalmer
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 152 XP
globe Albion, Michigan
10/19/2021

It is really easy to learn the habits and is so hard to mess up.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Greenthumbjoe avatar
@Greenthumbjoe
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 136 XP
globe Princeton, Texas
10/19/2021

Best plant I’ve ever had. Ikea for $5 a year ago and it’s 400% bigger easily..

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Soph3b avatar
@Soph3b
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 140 XP
globe Southampton, England
10/16/2021

don’t overwater, did accidentally kill my previous one

Survivor Survivor
Mom123 avatar
@Mom123
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 376 XP
globe Salisbury, Maryland
10/14/2021

Does best indoors near a window. Hard to kill.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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