House Plant Care - Peace Lily
The peace lily has a symmetrical splash of leaves, it is considered as a great standalone flowering house plant. At the nursery, peace lilies are grown rapidly as the result of the acids, the hormonal changes start to take place. This is how a plant parents can have flowering peace lilies ready for purchase year-round. After taking 2-3 blooms in the monthly frequencies, they (blooms) initially die off under house conditions.
Sustaining the Plant
The peace lily required 50 foot candles of light proving a better life. But at this low level, don't expect much growth. When the soil is mostly dry, peace lilies will wilt dramatically. Drenching thoroughly the soil will keep the plant to survive better. Occasionally aerating the soil will help disturb any stale pockets of soil that might cause root rots.
To Do: For growth
Around 100 to 600 foot-candles will yield good growth in peace lily. If you put the plant at 800 foot-candles up to full sun, the plant starts to wilt in a few days, at which point you will need to immediately water it thoroughly to prevent permanent damage. So giving the peace lily light in the range of 100-600 foot-candles will balance good growth with comfortable watering frequency.
More about Peace Lily
Providing proper indirect light and water helps the plant to bloom 2-3 times in intervals. If the provision lacks, they stop to bloom the first time, where it may discourage you to give the plant away or may not to take any further care. Cut off the yellow leaves so that the new leaves are born.
Roots can be permanently damaged, causing the corresponding leaves to not regain their spring. Giving a wilting peace lily immediate soaking will get it to perk up, better be cautious not letting the plant to this condition.
Spotting a bloom is one of the most exciting parts of peace lily parenthood. It blooms whenever it gets friendly with the plant. Before the emergence of a new leaf, the plant assesses whether it is the right time to reproduce by seed. Roots are sensible whether the stem is already crowded with enough leaves or not? If yes, it produces the leaves in another place, containing space. New growth emerges as a rolled leaf emanating from the side of a previous leaf. Flower bump pops out when the leaf has grown enough taller and open to its stem.
Blooms remain a nice white for several weeks up to a couple of months, but eventually they fade to green or brown. Cut off the spent blooms at the stem where the bloom emerges, so you can wait for the next bloom.
If it was a fresh plant from the nursery, you may notice many older leaves yellowing and developing brown spots as the plant adjusts to your home environment. Once these older leaves have become completely yellow, simply cut them off, don’t worry, it is a normal part of the parenthood. Removing the yellowish leaves provides the scope for the re-growth.