Light: Peace lilies prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate lower light levels, but may not bloom as well. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Watering: Peace lilies prefer consistently moist soil, but be careful not to overwater them. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. When you water, make sure to saturate the soil thoroughly and allow the excess water to drain away.
Soil: Peace lilies prefer a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A good potting mix for peace lilies can be made by combining equal parts peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. The soil should be slightly acidic, with a pH of around 6.
Fertilization: Peace lilies benefit from regular fertilization during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Be careful not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil.
Humidity: Peace lilies prefer higher humidity levels, but can tolerate lower levels as well. To increase humidity, you can place a humidifier near the plant, mist the leaves with water, or place a tray of water near the plant. Just be sure not to let the plant sit in standing water.
Temperature: Peace lilies prefer warm temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, but don't expose them to temperatures below 55°F (13°C) or they may experience leaf damage.
Propagation: Peace lilies can be propagated through division. Simply remove the plant from its pot and gently separate the roots into smaller clumps. Each clump should have a few leaves and a healthy root system. Plant the new clumps in separate pots with fresh potting soil.
Bloom: Peace lilies are known for their attractive white flowers, which bloom in the spring and summer. With proper care, peace lilies can bloom several times a year.