Peace Lily Plant Care: What Is Peace Lily?

A peace lily (Lilium longiflorum) is a small evergreen perennial plant with white or pink flowers. They are native to tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Their common names include the Indian lilac, the African violet, the Japanese lilac, and the Chinese lilac.

The name “peace” comes from their peaceful nature; they have no aggressive tendencies towards other plants or animals. They do not like direct sunlight, but they will tolerate some shade.

They are quite easy to grow and require little attention. However, if left unattended, they may become invasive. If they overgrow your garden space, you can repot them into another area of the garden where there is less competition from other plants.

Peace Lily Plant Pictures: How To Grow Peace Lily Plants Indoors?

How To Prune Peace Lily Plants Indoors?

Peace lily plants need regular trimming to keep them looking good. A simple way to do it is using a sharp knife. You can use scissors too, but they tend to break easily when cutting through the leaves. Always make sure you don’t cut any of the delicate flower buds!

If you want to prune your peace lily plants, start by removing all dead branches and twigs so that the new growth looks better. After you trim the dead branches, cut back the shoots that are growing into the middle of the plant.

Be sure to make cuts as far away from the trunk as possible and don’t remove any more than one-third of any shoot. When fully grown, a peace lily can get very tall, so make sure your bench or table is tall enough for you to stand comfortably while pruning.

Peace Lily Care: How To Water Peace Lily Plants?

Water regularly. The soil needs to remain moist, but not soggy. Over-watering is a common cause of plant death. Use lukewarm water and let it drain through. Do not let the pot sit in a pool of water after watering! Never use cold water.

Peace lily care: how to repot a peace lily plant?

Re-pot every 2 years or when the plant gets too big for its pot. Move it into a container that holds a little more soil, but make sure the diameter of the pot is not more than 5mm greater than the old one.

Peace lily care: how much light do peace lilies need?

Light: They do best in medium or bright indirect light (such as near a window that receives most sun in the morning). A southern window is ideal. They will also grow in lower light conditions indoors, such as an office.

Peace Lily care: how to propagate peace lily?

You can take stem tip cuttings in the spring and summer and also by division in the spring. Plant them immediately.

Peace lily care: how to kill a peace lily plant?

They are very hardy plants, but they can be killed if they experience a severe shock such as being frozen. Also, they can be severely damaged if the roots are exposed to freezing temperatures.

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