The peace lily flowers is little affected by diseases. It is more the errors and neglect of maintenance that cause problems in this plant.
- If the leaf tips turn brown or the foliage turns yellow, this is probably caused by excess water.
- If brown spots appear on the leaves, the plant may have received too much fertilizer, unless they are burns caused by direct sunlight.
- Soft, sagging leaves usually indicate that the plant is running out of water.
- A lack of flowering can be caused by a lack of light, unless the fertilization is insufficient or the plant pot is too big.
- Among the insects and parasites that attack the peace lily flowers are the greenhouse scale, the red spider mite and the aphid.
How do you know if your peace lily flowers is dying?
A healthy peace lily flowers has straight, green, shiny leaves. If the foliage collapses, yellows or is covered with spots, it is a sign of a problem.
The peace lily flowers is known to be resistant to disease. Most of the time, it suffers from poor growing conditions: too dry air, too much watering.
Are the leaves of the peace lily flowers stained? This is due to too fresh air or too much water. Wait for the substrate to dry on the surface before watering again. Water twice a week on a regular basis. For more information, read the peace lily flowers watering tip sheet.
The tips of the peace lily flowers leaves turn brown, the plant is attacked by aphids, brown scale insects, or red spiders. These attacks go hand in hand with too dry air.
- Remove the most damaged sheets,
- Place the jar on a bed of gravel held in water,
- Spray the leaves,
- Avoid draughts,
- Keep the peace lily flowers away from heaters in winter, and away from fans in summer.
Why are the tips of the peace lily flowers leaves dry?
This drying is more likely due to poor location. This house plant fears very much the draughts which cause a browning of the end of the leaves. A too dry atmosphere also causes this phenomenon. Spray 3 or 4 times a week a little water at room temperature on the foliage. Avoid tap water, which is often hard water.
How to take care of your peace lily flowers
The peace lily flowers needs a light exposure, and a temperature ideally between 20 and 22° C. Repot every 2 or 3 years in the spring, in the meantime, surface regularly to provide your plant with the necessary nutrients.
Multiplication: divide the clump in spring by separating rhizomes. Each piece must have at least 4 leaves and 1 rhizome, you will place each one separately in a small pot, in the same mixture as the adult plants. The division invigorates the plant.
During the vegetation period, spring and summer
– Keep the plant in a very bright place, but not exposed to direct sunlight that could burn its leaves.
– Water at least twice a week and let the soil dry for 2 centimeters between waterings. You can see that the plant is thirsty when the leaves sag.
– If it is over 80°F, your peace lily flowers may suffer, water more often and spray daily with non-calcareous water.
– Do not place it in a draught.
– For more moisture, you can place the pot in a larger container filled with moistened peat.
– Once the frosts are over, you can take your plant out, but especially not in full sunlight.
In autumn and winter, during the vegetative rest period
– Gradually reduce watering, fertilizer or organic matter.
– If you can, install it in a cooler location, 60 to 62°F, otherwise near a north-facing window. In any case, not near a heater where the air is too dry…
– If the plant stays indoors, spray the leaves every day.
Tips for growing peace lily flowers
The peace lily flowers is a tropical plant which will be pleased in a rather hot and wet environment. Always avoid exposing it to temperatures below 55°F.
Install your plant in a pot with a hole in the bottom, larger than its root ball. Make a bed of clay balls at the bottom of the pot equivalent to 20% of its total volume. Then fill the pot with a very good potting soil for green plants.
Place your peace lily flowers in full light, but never in full sun, as this will cause burns to the leaves. Cut off the wilted flowers at the base.
Water regularly during the growing season. However, let the mixture dry 2 to 3 cm on the surface before watering again and empty the cups so that the water does not stagnate at the roots. A fertilizer addition will be necessary every two weeks after a copious watering.
In winter, watering should be spaced out and the mixture should be allowed to dry a little more deeply, but compensate for the lack of moisture caused by heating by spraying the leaves daily. This will prevent red spider attacks. It is also possible to place the plant on a large bowl filled with moist clay balls.
The peace lily flowers, also called moon flower is one of the most popular houseplants and with good reason. Very few plants bloom as easily and beautifully as this one in the typical conditions of an ordinary house.
Moreover, thanks to its attractive leaves, the peace lily flowers can be used as an ornamental green plant when it is not in bloom. Several authors also recommend it as an air-purifying plant, as if it had a special effectiveness in this respect, but in fact, although it helps to purify the air, it doesn’t really do it any more than any other house plant.