The bigger cousin to the smaller and more common peace lily, this stunner makes a statement with her big lush green leaves. Just as easy to care for as the smaller peace lily and therefore the perfect plant to give as a gift.
Difficulty Level – Easy
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The peace lily will tolerate low light but will grow even faster 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.
If you notice that the plant is constantly dry and looking a tad sad or not absorbing any water, try placing it in a tray of water and pour room temperature (not cold) water into the top of the pot. You will likely see bubbles which means there are pockets of air in the soil that don’t allow the soil to absorb water. Continue filling the pot from the top until you can’t see any more bubbles. Keep the pot in the tray of water overnight to give it a chance to soak up water from the roots. You can use this trick on all plants that have stopped retaining water or always seem thirsty.
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.
Toxic to cats and dogs.
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