Peace Lily Plants
If you are just starting out as a gardener or are looking for an indoor plant that requires minimal maintenance, a peace lily plant is a great way to start. Peace lilies are ideal houseplants in many ways. Peace lily, also known by its Latin name, Spathiphyllum, is a bulbous perennial valued for its large, ornamental flowers, glossy foliage, tolerance of low light and ease of care indoors. The plant blooms from spring to fall, producing large white or green flowers. Peace lily is one of only a few plants to produce flowers under low light conditions. Native to the tropical Americas and Asia, Peace lily plant makes an ideal houseplant in the United States, as it requires consistently warm temperatures to grow, thrive and flower.
Peace lilies can grow up to 4 to 6 feet tall with the width equal to the height. The stalks are long with deep green leaves 5 to 7 inches long that taper to a point. The lily flower is simplistic in design and starts out pale green in color then evolves to a snow white flower with a yellow center. A mature and healthy peace lily plant is very full in leaf foliage and flowers. Although peace lilies are known to be poisonous when ingested, they help remove pollutants from the air when placed indoors. By eliminating benzene, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from the air, potted peace lilies help improve the air quality for those suffering from respiratory illnesses.There some kinds of Peace lily, for example; Annette. This kind is perfect for countertops, desks and other tight spaces. Bred for shiny, dark green foliage and tapered leaves, this plant needs indirect light but will not withstand strong, direct light. It is capable of producing multiple flowers at once despite its smaller size. Avoiding over-watering by letting the first 1/2 inch of soil dry out between thorough waterings. If the leaves on an Annette peace lily become dusty, mist the plant lightly and wipe it down with a soft cloth.
To care, you can grow a peace lily plant in a planter pot that has drainage holes in the bottom, filled with any kind of well-draining potting mix. Keep the peace lily in normal indoor air temperatures of 68 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with nighttime temperatures slightly cooler. Water your peace lily when the potting soil begins to dry out slightly, but not completely. Then, you can provide room-temperature water to thoroughly moisten the potting soil, until the water begins to drain from the bottom of the pot. Feed your peace lily sparingly, applying a liquid houseplant fertilizer every two or three months. A balanced liquid fertilizer like a 20-20-20 NPK formula will work fine. Because peace lilies have such large, wide leaves, they tend to accumulate dust. Simply wipe the leaves with a damp cloth when dust collects on them. Notes; when planting outside, do not place the lily in direct sunlight but in an area what will receive bright sunlight that is filtered along with some partial shade. If placed in direct sun, it can cause the plant to burn.