5 Steps to Growing Peace Lilies
- Select a suitable sized pot with good drainage
- Add a layer of indoor plant mix to plant into
- Choose a spot in medium to low light
- When watering, ensure the soil is kept lightly moist
- Apply a general purpose fertiliser once a month
Follow our full guide and plant care tips to growing Peace Lilies below.
Peace Lilies make an excellent choice for both the home or office, and along with their dark green foliage and beautiful white flowers, they are great for cleansing the air of the room they’re in.
Peace lily's grow upright and range in size anywhere from 30cm to 1m tall, depending on the plant variety and the size of the pot. If your Peace Lily is outgrowing it's pot, it might benefit from dividing, or going up a pot size, ideally repotting 1-2 times yearly.
The better the soil, the better your indoor plants will grow. Healthy soil is especially important when growing in a limited area. Choose a potting mix that is free draining like Tui Indoor Plant Mix, specially formulated with the right blend of nutrients to give your indoor plants in pots and containers the best start.
Select a container that is a suitable size for your plants. Ensure the container has enough capacity to house the roots of the plants you want to grow. Drainage is also essential, so keep this in mind when choosing your perfect pot.
Check plant labels for individual planting instructions.
- Water plants thoroughly before potting and allow to drain.
- Partly fill your container with Tui Indoor Plant Mix.
- Gently take the plant from the current container, loosen the root ball and remove any loose or dead plant material and roots.
- Position the plant in the centre of the new container and fill with Tui Indoor Plant Mix up to 3cm from the top.
- Gently firm the mix around the plant. The mix should be at the same level on the plant as it was in the previous container.
- Water your plant well.
The right plant in the right place is the secret to healthy indoor plants. Peace Lilies prefer medium to low light and will tolerate partial shade. They also enjoy fluorescent light, making them ideal for an office space. Peace Lilies placed in brighter light tend to flower more than those placed in low light.
In terms of watering and feeding, Peace Lilies require minimal effort. Peace Lilies like to have lightly moist soil throughout the warmer months and will tolerate a bit of drying out in autumn and winter. Even soil moisture will prevent the leaves drooping which stresses the plant and can result in brown tips.
Tui Indoor Plant Mix contains a starter fertiliser to provide instant nutrients and prevent transplant shock, along with a controlled release fertiliser for sustained feeding for up to six months, however continuing to replenish nutrients will ensure your plants remain healthy. Sansevierias aren't very heavy feeders, apply a general purpose fertiliser like Tui Enrich Pour & Feed Indoor Plant Liquid Fertiliser once every 3 weeks during spring and summer, or for a sustained feed for up to 6 months use Tui Enrich Pots & Containers. Be careful not to apply too much fertiliser as this could cause the leaves to fall over.
Both over and under watering can be a problem with Peace Lilies and can result in yellowing or browning of the tips of the leaves. Ensure the plant has excellent drainage and isn't left standing in a pool of water. Maintaining lightly moist soil at all times will keep your Peace Lily happy.
Well nourished and cared for plants will be more resilient to common problems including temperature fluctuations, pests and diseases.
This plant is considered toxic, so keep away from pets or small children.