How to get a peace lily bloom
How do I get my peace lily to bloom?
Peace lilies are very tolerant of low light, but “low light” doesn't mean no light! To encourage flowering, move the plant to a brighter location, where it will receive bright, indirect light for at least a few hours each day.
Why is my peace lily not producing flowers?
The most common reason for a Peace Lily not blooming is insufficient lighting. Other common causes include watering, fertilizer or temperature problems, or an aging or root-bound plant. A Peace Lily will resume blooming once good care conditions are restored.
Why does my lily not flower?
The reason for lilies not blooming is often because the bulbs are too small, overcrowded or planted to shallow. Not enough sunlight, drought, too much fertilizer and mild Winter temperatures can also prevent flowering. Cutting away the leaves after flowering can prevent lilies from flowering the following year.
When should I fertilize my peace lily?
Literature available on Peace Lilies only recommends fertilizing this plant a few times a year, and mostly between Spring and Fall. I agree with fertilizing between Spring and Fall, however, I do fertilize mine with liquid fertilizer every time I water it from Spring to Fall.
How often should you water a peace lily?
Water. Your Peace Lily enjoys weekly waterings, but it will tell you when it needs water by drooping its leaves. During the winter months feel free to only water your plant fortnightly.
What month do lilies bloom?
Lilies add graceful elegance and fragrance to any garden, blooming from early summer all the way through fall, depending on the type. By carefully blending early, mid-season, and late varieties into your garden, you will enjoy their magnificent blooms from spring through first frost.
Will my peace lily flower again?
Getting a peace lily to flower
Peace lilies flower best in bright but indirect light, and usually flower in spring, producing one or two white hooded blooms that can last for over a month. They may occasionally flower again in autumn. Once the flowers have faded, deadhead them to keep the plant looking neat.
Can I keep a peace lily outside?
Though most peace lilies are grown as houseplants, you can also grow them outside if you live in zones 10 to 12. Plant them in a shady spot (where they'll naturally get much more ambient light than if they were growing inside) in soil that's consistently slightly moist.
What is the best fertilizer for lilies?
Organic fish fertilizer is the perfect nutrient source for lilies. Mulch with several inches of organic compost or shredded bark to keep the soil cool and moist.
What is the best soil for peace lily?
Peace lilies prefer a soil that can mix drainage and moisture retention. Blended potting mixes with texture are common for peace lilies, especially ones with perlite, peat moss, coir, or loam.
How do you keep peace lily leaves shiny?
How do I know if my peace lily is overwatered?
The main symptoms of an overwatered Peace Lily are widespread yellowing foliage, brown leaf tips, generalized drooping, leaf spot diseases, and brown, mushy roots. A poorly draining pot or soil, overpotting, or watering on a schedule are major contributors to overwatering.
Why is my peace lily growing small leaves?
Why Are My Peace Lily's New Leaves Remaining Small? In addition to yellowing leaves caused by leaf burn, younger leaves that seem to be stunted in their growth are a sign of too much light. I hope you've found this article about peace lily care useful and that your plants stay healthy and thrive.
Do lilies need full sun?
Provide Good Soil and Lots of Sun
In dry climates, mulching the soil surface will reduce moisture loss and keep the soil cooler. Lilies should be planted where they can get full sun or at least half day sun. In hot climates they appreciate being shaded from afternoon heat.