Peace Lily Not Flourishing: Reasons A Peace Lily Never Flowers
What causes Peace Lily Not Flourishing?
The reason behind Peace Lily Not Flourishing is due to lack of proper care and watering. You need to provide your peace lilies with regular water and fertilize them regularly. If you don’t, they won’t bloom properly or at all!
How do I know if my Peace Lily is getting enough water?
You will notice that your peace lily does not have any leaves. When you look closely, you might see a few tiny white hairs growing from its surface. These are called petioles and they are the part of the plant which holds up the leafy portion of the plant. If it’s too dry, these petioles will wither away and the rest of the plant will die.
If your peace lily doesn’t have any leaves, then it needs more water than usual. Watering your peace lily every other day is sufficient.
However, if you want to make sure that your peace lily blooms again, then you should give it twice a week. If your climate is extremely dry, then you should water it everyday.
What are the Peace Lily Fertilizer Requirements?
You need to feed your peace lily with a fertilizer that has an NPK ratio of 5-10-5 or 10-10-10. You also need to make sure that there is no slow-release chemical in the fertilizer. These chemicals can be toxic to your peace lily. If you are using a natural fertilizer, then make sure that it is an organic type. You should apply the fertilizer once every month or two months.
Does my peace lily need sunlight to bloom?
Your peace lily doesn’t need direct sunlight in order to bloom. However, if you want quicker growth and blooming, then you should place your peace lily near a window that receives a minimum of four hours of sunlight every day.
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