Spathiphyllum | 'Peace Lily'

Asch Building



Origin: South America

Height: Up to 3 ft (90 cm)

Light: Bright light, but no direct sun. Will tolerate low light, but may not bloom. Brown scorch marks on leaves are a sign of too much sunlight.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist. Use a pot with a drainage hole to prevent soggy soil, which can cause root rot. Always use room-temperature water to water your houseplants; cold water is a shock to them.

Humidity: Relative humidity of 40% or higher. Shriveled, dry leaves are likely caused by dry air. Indoor humidity can drop drastically in winter and may need a boost. Take a look at these easy ways to increase humidity for your houseplants.

Temperature: Average room temperatures (65-75°F/18-24°C)

Soil: Peat moss-based potting mix

Fertilizer: Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced houseplant fertilizer that includes micronutrients, using half the recommended strength. Yellow edges on leaves indicate a deficiency of magnesium and iron.

Propagation: Division. Early spring is the best time to divide Spathiphyllum because it is beginning its most vigorous time of growth. Divide it every 5 years or when necessary.