On NASA’s Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants list and one of the easiest plants to care for, this peace lily is one of our all-time faves. She will give you those white flowers if given enough light but if you’re like us and prefer just that deep green look simply snip them off!
Difficulty Level – Easy
Will tolerate low light but will grow really speedy in medium light. Direct sunlight however will burn its delicate leaves.
Allow the top of the soil to dry out 1 inch between waters or simply wait for her leaves to droop. Cut back watering in the cooler months to give the plant a chance to rest and go semi-dormant. And don’t leave him sitting with water in the drip tray.
All Green Assembly plants come potted with good quality soil but we have noticed that there are a lot of peace lily’s around Perth that come potted in poor soil that stops holding water within weeks. If your plant is constantly dry, the water drains straight out through the bottom and the leaves are going yellow, it likely needs some better soil and repotting, then given a good drenching.
Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) every second or third month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch her sprout fresh new leaves.
When if you start to see roots coming out the base of the pot (through the drainage hole) then it is time to upsize and give him a slightly bigger home (a pot about 2 to 3 inches bigger).
Watch out! This guy is toxic to pets and mini me’s if eaten.