Peace Lily Care Guide For Your Home Or Office
How To Water Peace Lilies: How To Water A Peace Lily – Part 1
The first thing you need to do when watering your peace lilies is to make sure they are dry before putting them back into the pot. If they aren’t completely dry then it will be difficult for them to grow properly. You may want to put some paper towels over the top of the pot so they don’t get wet from droplets falling on them.
You can use a hose or even a bucket if you have one handy. Just make sure there isn’t any standing water in the area where you’re going to place your peace lilies. You could also try using a spray bottle filled with water and letting it run over the surface of your soil until all the excess moisture evaporates off.
Once you’ve watered your peace lilies, you’ll want to give them a good soaking. Letting them soak for too long can cause the leaves to rot. Once they’re soaked enough, remove them from the pot and let them drain a bit.
Then you can move onto watering again.
How To Water Peace Lilies: How To Water A Peace Lily – Part 2
After the first watering, you want to let them dry out quite a bit before putting them back into the pot. Take a look at the color of your peace lily plant. If the leaves start to shrivel and curl up that means that it doesn’t have enough water.
If there is excessive drooping going on then that means that it has too much water.
Make sure that the soil is slightly damp and not wet since you don’t want it to be soggy. A good way to tell if your peace lily has enough water is by taking a finger and pushing it into the soil. If it goes in easily then that means there’s not enough water.
If it crumbles then that means there’s too much water. You want the soil to be somewhat firm but still have the appearance of being soft and light.
Sometimes, a peace lily will have brown spots on some of the leaves. Don’t panic, this is just a natural part of their growth process. They are known for this and it doesn’t mean that you’re doing something wrong.
You can use a spray bottle to keep your peace lily hydrated but make sure that the water you use is room temperature or close to it since cold water can shock the plant leading it to have an adverse reaction.
How To Care For A Peace Lily: Watering – Part 3
A peace lily is one of the easiest plants to take care of since it only requires you to water it about once a week. You can try testing the soil the way I mentioned above or you can just go by appearance. If the leaves start to droop or curl up then that means that it is time to water it again.
The first watering should be an entire watering can full since the peace lily might have been in a gig container for a while and might need some extra hydration. After this, you can start cutting back by giving it a little at a time. Remember that the key is to make sure it isn’t soggy or too dry.
Peace lilies also enjoy less sunlight than other plants do so they would prefer if you kept them in areas that are typically shaded.
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Balinese “water temples” and the management of irrigation by JS Lansing – American anthropologist, 1987 – Wiley Online Library