Why isn’t my Peace Lily flowering?
Get to Know your Peace Lily
So why are they called Peace Lilies?
Peace Lilies are one of the easiest plants to care for, but getting them to bloom and flower can be a slightly more challenging task. By getting to know your Peace Lily, you can know the best steps to take in order to see it flower. It’s important to know the origin of the Peace Lily and understand the environments it’s used to growing in so that you can be successful when growing your own Peace Lily.
When addressing issues regarding the flowering of your Peace Lily, you must recognise which seasons they will bloom. Circadian rhythms are the one of the main causes of a Peace Lily not flowering. Your Peace Lily should bloom in the middle of Spring, which will usually be during April, and this can follow through to the middle of Autumn. Spring is when we see the days starting to get longer and sunlight exposure increases as we approach the Summer months, which makes it the ideal time for the flowers to bloom.
We have everything you need to know about helping your Peace Lily flower and keeping it happy and healthy.
Peace Lilies originate from Colombia and Venezuela where they can be found in tropical, humid rainforests in warm temperatures. As they have grown in rainforests, this means that they are used to shaded areas where there’s a lot of bright, indirect sunlight.
The name ‘Peace Lily’ derives from the symbolism of its white flower; white is a symbol of innocence, peace and prosperity. It is believed that the Peace Lily can rid any space of negative energy due to its tranquille nature and appearance. It is also an air-purifying plant too which means that it can help to clean the air in your home.
Peace Lilies enjoy bright, indirect sunlight so avoid placing them on the windowsill of a south-facing window. This will likely result in the leaves turning yellow and they’ll start to look droopy. Instead, place it somewhere that will get a reasonable amount of indirect light.
Peace Lilies don’t like to be sat in moist, soggy soil as this will eventually cause root rot and once this happens, there’s not much you can do to save the plant. We recommend using a soil which is well-draining if you do need to repot and ensure your Peace Lily is in a pot with draining holes. Always check the soil before you water, and if the top 2 inches are dried out, it’s time to water.
As we know, Peace Lilies are acclimated to warmer, humid environments. When caring for your Peace Lily, ensure that you place it in a humid environment which can be achieved by placing your plant on a pebble tray which is kept moist; this allows the water to gradually evaporate around the plant. Alternatively, you can use a humidifier which will work as effectively or even occasionally misting to moisten its leaves. Try to avoid placing your Peace Lily in a cold room because they cannot tolerate these temperatures and you may begin to notice the wilting of the leaves as well as them becoming dry and crispy. Bathrooms and kitchens are the ideal locations for Peace Lilies.