Peace Lily Plant – Spathyphyllium

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Get the Classic House Plant That Thrives Even in Low Light

Peace Lily plants are very popular because they are super easy to grow, have unique white flowers and can do fine in low light.

Spathiphyllum, the genus name means, literally, “leaf spathe”, with spathe defined as “A large bract or pair of bracts sheathing a flower cluster, as a spadix.” You’re likely to know it as “Peace Lily”.

Its widespread interior use is due to its ability to thrive in low light conditions. There are approximately 30 different species of Spathiphyllum, some are native to Central and South America. Interestingly, two species are found on the other side of the world, in Malaysia, and one is native to both Costa Rica AND the A fascinating plant that has somehow managed to circle the world long before man discovered its beauty. Wherever it is found, it thrives in the deep shade of the humid tropical rainforest understory.

Peace Lily plants are a graceful house plant that works with any decor. They do best when placed in indirect light and kept consistently moist. They are easy to grow & maintain. This is a houseplant that will always tell you when they need a drink of water when the leaves start to droop. It’s amazing how quickly they bounce back. They are pretty hard to kill.

You may have seem some pretty large Peace Lily plants at businesses or larger rooms. Peace Lily plants can get up to 4 feet tall but they will also stay about the size of the container you plant them in. You can always transplant Peace Lily plants to larger containers or just snip off a few bracts to keep it from getting to overgrown in the existing container.

How to get your Peace Lily to bloom and often.

Although they can thrive on neglect, feeding them once in a while will reward you. Jobe’s Houseplants Fertilizer Food Spikes are good for house plants such as Peace Lily’s. They’re usually under $5 and you can get them with Amazon plus free shipping. You have plenty of other options for buying house plant food but we really prefer the plant food spikes. Usually put one in the dirt every 60 days. It’s so simple and easy. Do this with your Peace Lily plants and you will be thrilled with the quantity of frequency you get to enjoy the brilliant white blooms.


Average height: 20″ – 30″ tall
Average width: 20″ – 26″
Feature: Prominent Flower
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower color: White
Foliage: Green, shiny
Soil conditions: Regular potting mix
Water Requirements: Likes to stay slightly moist


Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Peace Lily handle low light?

Yes! They are known for thriving in low light areas. They also do well under fluorescent lights, making them great for office spaces.

How often should I water a Peace Lily?

Peace lily's will naturally start to sag, telling you they need a drink of water.

Is a Peace Lily considered toxic?

Technically they are not poisonous but all parts of the plant contain a toxin that can become dangerous for dogs if too much is consumed.

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