The Peace Lily Guide : Benefits, Care, Propagation and More
Indoor flower plants are common in the homes of those who enjoy flowers. These plants are incredible, and if you understand what they require to thrive in your house, you will not be disappointed. The peace lily stands out not just because of its low maintenance requirements, but also because it is a showy plant.
The peace lily blooms in spring with long-lasting flower stalks that float gracefully over the leaves, making it a beautiful plant when used in mass display. The plant has shiny oval leaves that emerge from the earth with tips. A well-grown peace lily can bloom twice a year, providing blossoms for several months.
In this blog we are going to touch base with everything you need to know about peace lily.
Benefits of Peace Lily
1.Peace Lily purifies Air
Many pollutants are known to be present in the home, causing a variety of health problems, although many individuals are not directly breathing these substances. You can control these dangerous gases and VOCs by removing any sources of pollution and providing enough ventilation. House plants like peace lilies, often known as cobra plants, can assist to minimise them. According to a NASA study, benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde are among the contaminants that a peace lily plant may absorb. As a result, by removing 60% of the contaminants, it adds moisture to the air, making it more suited for breathing.
2. It is a low maintenance Plant
When it comes to home décor, many people are turning to indoor plants these days. Everyone wants a low-maintenance pet that will fit into their hectic schedules. The peace lily is an excellent house plant to consider because it thrives even if you neglect to water it. Furthermore, it can survive without sunlight, relying solely on intense interior light derived from indirect sunlight. A peace lily is an incredible indoor plant due to its modest requirements, in addition to its good appearance of glossy green leaves and huge white bracts. As a result, it is the natural choice for most indoor plant gardeners.
3. It's safe for your pets.
There are no hazardous compounds in peace lily that are truly harmful. It contains calcium oxalates, which are insoluble calcium salts present in many fruits and vegetables. Chewing on its leaves can irritate the throat and give the tongue a burning sensation. It's safe to grow it indoors without fear of harming your pets.
4. It's ideal for sprucing up your home's decor.
Even if you are unaware of the numerous health benefits of this indoor plant. Add it to your environment for the aesthetic value it provides. It's an excellent addition to any home's decor. The enticing beauty of the curving bract white blooms and their green leaves is a sight to behold in the room. Choose a stylish pot for it to be planted in to make your home décor look as appealing and sophisticated as possible. Its beauty is enhanced by the ornate pot. Depending on the size of your home, place them on tables, shelves, or in a corner.
5. Removes toxic acetone vapours
Indoor air is polluted not only by pollutants that enter from the outside, but also by goods that are often used in houses. Acetone and alcohol are found in products such as varnishes, paints, nail polish remover, and rubbing alcohol, which create toxic vapours that are hazardous to human health. Excessive exposure to these vapours can produce acetone poisoning, which can cause headaches, slurred speech, lethargy, and low blood pressure. The peace lily plant absorbs these gases and regulates their concentration in the indoor environment.
6. It Helps You Sleep Peacefully
Peace lily is an excellent choice for bedrooms because of its attractive appearance and air purifying properties. It cleanses the air in bedrooms and raises humidity levels for better breathing and sleeping. An increase in humidity soothes sore throats and noses. Furthermore, the soothing and green foliage of this plant reduces tension and promotes mental and physical relaxation.
7. Brings Happiness and Peace
Peace, purity, optimism, prosperity, and innocence are all symbols associated with the peace lily plant. This plant is regarded sacred because it offers good fortune and health to its users, in addition to being utilised as a decorative plant in homes and offices. The peace lily absorbs the harmful rays emitted by televisions and computers.
8.Natural air freshener
The beautiful white petals of the peace lily plant serve as an excellent aroma diffuser in both homes and offices. When this plant is fully bloomed, it exudes a pleasant smell that acts as a great room refresher. For a week, the flowers' scent is trapped in homes, making them smell fresh.
Care Routine for Peace Lily
Peace lilies are a popular houseplant known for their easy maintenance and acre. The peace lily is a tough, forgiving flower that will even tell you when it's thirsty: Just keep an eye out for the unmistakable droop. Peace lilies are not actual lilies (plant family Liliaceae), but rather a member of the Araceae family, which also includes colocasia, or elephant ear. Otherwise, peace — as in calm and tranquilly — is pretty much what you get when it comes to growing and caring.
Peace lilies are shade-loving plants in their natural habitats, but they require a little more filtered light, albeit not direct sunshine, when cultivated indoors (some varieties can withstand more light than others). Curled, pale leaves suggest that the plant is receiving too much light, while burned leaves indicate that the plant is receiving too much direct sunlight.
Peace lilies prefer a rich, loose potting soil that is high in organic content. Additionally, because the plant is sensitive to too-wet soil, use a well-draining mixture and pot the plant in a terracotta or clay vessel that can wick away excess moisture.
Peace lilies love to be submerged rather than overwatered, so make sure they're dry at least an inch below the surface before watering. Mist peace lilies regularly during the summer since they grow with more humidity. Reduce watering in the winter, but never let the soil totally dry out.
Frequent feedings result in the strongest plant and seasonal blooming for peace lilies. In the summer, feed your plant weekly, or use slow-release pellets at the start of the season. During the winter, there is no need to fertilise the plant.
Because peace lilies are prone to root rot, it's critical to give the plant a chance to dry out between waterings and to make sure the container it's in drains well. Choose a container with drainage holes and set a saucer underneath to catch any spilled water. Check the roots of your plant if it begins to wilt. They should be firm and light-colored rather than damp. If they're wet, you're either overwatering or the soil isn't draining properly.
Re-pot into a larger container when your plant's roots appear or your peace lily appears to be taking up all of its water within a few days. Your plant may need to be gradually transferred into larger and larger containers, but peace lilies rarely require a pot larger than 10 inches in diameter.
Peace Lily Propagation
The peace lily is commonly propagated by separating clumps during repotting, which can be done at any time of year. Examine the plant for little branch crowns near the main mother plant; this indicates that the plant is ready to multiply. Here's how to do it:
• Pull separate or cut away the surrounding crowns after removing the entire plant from its container. Alternatively, you can just cut a portion of the main root ball away. Any portion with two or more leaves and linked roots has a good chance of growing.
• Fill a 6-inch pot halfway with damp but not soggy potting soil.
• Plant the clusters in the container right away and thoroughly water them.
• Place the plant in a warm, well-lit area. In less than a month, the roots should rebuild themselves.
How to Make Your Peace Lily Bloom
In the spring, your peace lily will blossom with its bright blooms. (Like a poinsettia, the bloom is technically not a flower, but a bract, or modified leaf.) In the fall, some really happy plants may bloom once again. After your bloom has faded, snip off the blossoming stem at the base to eliminate spent blossoms. The plant will not bloom in the same location again.
When it comes to blooming, peace lilies are notoriously difficult—even the happiest, healthiest plants don't always blossom outside of their original jungle home. If you want your indoor peace lily to blossom, though, you'll need to give it with highly consistent optimal conditions, especially in terms of humidity, diffused light, and consistent fertiliser.
Problems you can encounter while growing Peace Lily
Problems Small pests like spider mites and aphids, as well as yellowing or browning leaves, are common problems for peace lily growers. To get rid of bugs, clean the leaves and then spray them with an insecticidal soap. The presence of yellow leaves may indicate that the plant is receiving too much light. If the tips of the leaves are browning, the plant may be receiving too much water or fertiliser.
To summarise, the peace lily is a magnificent flowering plant belonging to the lily family.. People also use it as a decorative plant in the office. They believe it will bring them good fortune, tranquilly, hope, and wealth, which are all things that everyone desires. As a result, it's a great gift for someone's area, as well as for your own. When are you bringing one home ?
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