How to grow peace lily in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide (or larger depending on the size of your plant) and position in a warm spot indoors away from direct sunlight.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well, keeping the water away from the leaves. 
  5. After the intial water, water regularly to keep the potting mix moist.  Reduce the frequency during the winter. Moisture levels can be checked by inserting your finger into the top few cms of the mix. 
  6. Feed every 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food during the warmer months to promote strong root development, healthy foliage growth and lots of beautiful flowers. During  the winter, fertilise once monthly. 

How to grow peace lily in a garden

Peace lilies can also be grown outdoors in tropical and sub tropical climates.

  1. Choose a sheltered spot with dappled sunlight and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig a hole in the prepared area, place the plant in the bottom of the planting hole, gently backfill around the plant’s root ball with soil then water well keeping the water away from the leaves.
  3. Reapply Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser around the root zone every 8 weeks from spring until mid autumn to promote good soil health. Step 4: Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw and water in well. Do not over water them as they don’t like wet feet.

     

Growing tips

  • Remove unsightly leaves and dead flowers regularly.

  • Dust peace lily leaves regularly by wiping with a soft cloth. Dust can clog up the pores of the leaves and make it difficult for the leaves to function.

  • Because of the toxic nature of this plant, keep the pot out of the reach of children and pets.


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Common Problems & Solutions

Lack of flowers: Peace lily is struggling to produce any flowers.

Solution: Apply the above fertilizer containing high potassium levels to encourage flowering, move the plant to a brighter position.

Strong Light or low humidity: Leaves with brown tips and/or leaf margins.

Solution: Increase the humidity in room, particularly if it is artificially heated, by misting the leaves daily with water, alternatively rest the pot on gravel within a saucer of water.

Mealybugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish cotton-like substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Nature's Way Vegie & Herb Spray