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Q.How Do You Take Care of Peace Lily Plants?

Zone south? | GreenEyedMtnGal added on January 7, 2012 | Answered

I was recently bestowed with a HUGE peace lily from beau grandmother’s funeral array. Extremely honored by the gesture and I have good luck with most plants but have never took on a peace lily because I’ve heard they are difficult to keep alive. What tips can I be given to help preserve the life of this beautiful pant?

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Answered on January 8, 2012

These plants do well in indirect light (no direct sunlight) and will even thrive in low-light areas. Peace lilies prefer an evenly moist soil. The soil never should be soggy and the plant shouldn't sit in water. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Fertilizing is another important factor in caring for these plants. Feed the plant once a month during the growing season with a standard houseplant fertilizer, such as 20-20-20, at half the recommended strength. Repot the plant every year or two with an equal mix of potting soil, peat moss and sand. Regularly wipe down the foliage with a damp sponge to remove dust or place the plant in the shower to keep the foliage clean.

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