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How to Keep Peace Lily Happy & Blooming?

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The peace lily is a beautiful indoor plant that is also an air purifier. It’s considered a good plant to be kept in the bedroom for its positive energy. It produces beautiful white flowers & glossy dark green foliage of leaves. The Peace lily is not a true lily since it doesn’t grow from the bulb & the flowers are not real flowers but modified leaves.

They flower with beautiful white flowers in adequate sunlight and blooms are best during early summers and late winters.

How to take care of Peace Lily?


It’s a tropical plant so it doesn’t tolerate high temperatures well. Care has to be taken of the plants in extreme summers. They usually tolerate a temperature of 10-30°C (65-85°F). it’s the usually maintained temperature indoors so the plant would survive well indoors. They don’t tolerate extreme heat or cold well.

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They’re tropical plants that need high humidity. They could be very good plants to even keep in the bathrooms in indirect light.


Peace lilies should be watered with caution since they like moist soil and don’t tolerate over or under-watering well. Soil should be damp, not drenched. They should be watered from the roots. Water in the tray and roots would soak up the moisture. They could also suffer from root rot so maintain the right balance in watering the plant.

Peace lily will let you know about its displeasure in over and under-watering. The leaves droop down.

They’re sensitive to chemicals so they should be watered with distilled water/ rainwater/ let tap water sit for 24 hours before using. The chlorine vanishes from the water after letting it sit for a few hours.


They don’t tolerate harsher light so they should be kept 6-8 ft from the window and indirect light is sufficient for them.

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In harsher light the leaves turn brown & dry out.


They need repotting once in 1-2 years, when:

  • Crowded stalks of the plant
  • Crowded roots
  • Yellowing leaf

The soil to be used for the peace lily should be like rainforest soil enriched in decaying matter. The soil should be:

  • Peat
  • Composite bark
  • Sand
  • Fertilizer

The mixture should be used for repotting.

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Use liquid fertilizer once a month. The plant should be fertilized in spring and summer. Fertilizer should be Phosphorus-rich. Plants don’t need it regularly.


A new plant could be made by division from the original plant & repotted.

Problems of the Peace lily

Yellow leaves:

  • Overwatering
  • Under watering
  • Too much light

Brown leaves:

  • Low humidity
  • Chemicals in the fertilizer or water
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Dying plant:

  • High temperature
  • Low humidity
  • Root bound

Small plant/ no flowers:

  • Too much light
  • Root bound
  • Low fertilizer

A word of caution:

It’s a mildly toxic plant, so care should be taken around toddlers and pets. After consumption, it causes irritation around the mouth and itching on the skin.

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Peace lilies are the best indoor plants since they survive in low light well and indoor temperature is the best for their survival

Happy gardening to all

This is the series of Indoor Plant care guide & it’s the Third post of the series.

2 thoughts on “How to Keep Peace Lily Happy & Blooming?”

  1. I recently got a peace lily and it seems to be dying. After reading this post I think the reason is my soil mix was not draining well.This was really a helpful guide.

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