The Q&A Archives: Caring for Peace Lily

Question: I recently received a peace lily as a gift; can you give me some guidelines for caring for this plant?

Answer: Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are relatively easy to care for under normal home conditions. They will tolerate a wide range of light levels but do best in moderate rather than very bright light. They should be watered regularly so that the soil stays slightly moist but not soggy. The frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant relative to its pot and on the room temperature and humidity as well as air circulation. You might wish to use a dilute water-soluble houseplant fertilizer for foliage plants according to the label instructions. When the plant has grown enough so that it needs very frequent watering, then it should be moved to a slightly larger pot.

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