Spathiphyllum wallisii aka Peace Lily


Common names

Peace Lily, Peace Lilly

How to care for Peace Lily


Peace Lily is generally easy to care for.


Peace Lily should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Peace Lily loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Peace Lily may not thrive and may drop leaves if it does not have enough sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to increase the potential for growth.


A standard dormancy pattern is absent in the Peace Lily. If the growth slows down noticeably, make sure that adequate sunlight and water are provided to support the plant's growth.


Peace Lily is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.


No extra humidity is necessary for the Peace Lily. Absorption of water by plants is primarily done through their roots, and soil watering is the most effective method to provide humidity to your plants.


Repotting the Peace Lily should be done either when it has doubled in size or on a yearly basis, whichever occurs sooner. Fresh potting soil with all the required nutrients, refreshed annually, will provide the plant with all the necessary sustenance, making the use of fertilizer unnecessary. Keep in mind that plants receive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.


Clumping is a defining characteristic of the Peace Lily, with new growth appearing from the soil surrounding the primary plant.

Region of origin

Peace Lily’s native range is Colombia and Venezuela.


Yes, if you provide your Peace Lily with adequate sunlight and water, you can expect it to bloom.