A lush, leafy plant that is perfect for bringing greenery to your indoor space.
Peace Lily is a well-named plant. It's a well-known fact that seeing greenery can have all sorts of health and wellbeing benefits, especially for mental health. And with its beautiful deep green, shiny leaves and pure white flowers, this plant will bring an air of calm wherever you put it. The Peace Lily has another trick up its sleeve too - it's one of the best plants for removing indoor pollution. Spathiphyllum grows well almost anywhere that's not in total darkness or scorching sunlight - although if you want lots of flowers put it somewhere in bright but indirect light. In shadier spots you'll get fewer flowers but it will still make a handsome specimen with lots of lovely glossy leaves.
Bring some tranquillity to your indoor space with this lovely plant that also cleans the air!
Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.
Plant Type: Houseplant
Hardiness: H1 Very tender. Indoor plant, suitable for home or conservatory.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 40cm x W 40cm (Mature age: 2 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Soil Drainage: Moist, but Well Drained
Light Exposure: Part Shade
Flowering (from - to): April - July
Peace Lilies do best in a partially shaded spot, in bright but indirect light. In practice this means they do best a little bit away from windowsills, especially in south or west-facing rooms. If they're happy they'll put out lots of leafy growth and will need repotting every few years into a slightly larger pot using multipurpose compost.
Water them regularly - poke your finger into the top of the compost and if it feels dry, give them some water. Feed them regularly, using a houseplant fertiliser, between late April and early September: ensuring the compost is already slightly moist before you feed them as otherwise fertiliser could burn the roots.
The only pruning they need is the occasional removal of spent flowers and dead leaves, which should be snipped off at the base with a sharp pair of scissors. To keep your plants looking their best, dust the leaves occasionally with a cloth.