The name “peace lily” came about because the white flowers look like white flags of peace though they aren’t actually lilies. Instead, they’re tropical perennials, meaning when you practice good peace lily care, these plants can live for years and flower over and over again. Ideal for home or office growing, they're easy to take care of, don’t require a lot of light, and do a wonderful job cleaning and purifying the air. Standing 1 to 4 feet tall, peace lilies are also quite striking, with dark green leaves creating a gorgeous contrast to the white flowers.
How to Plant Peace Lilies
Peace lilies are perfectly happy growing in containers, but they don’t like sitting in pots much larger than their root balls. Here’s how to plant one:
1. Select a container that has good drainage and is no more than ⅓ larger than the root ball of your peace lily.
2. Fill the container ⅓ of the way.
3. Place the plant in the container so that the top of the root ball is about an inch below the top of the rim (to leave room for watering).
4. Fill in around the root ball with more potting mix.
5. Water your peace lily until moisture begins to drain out the bottom of the pot, then put a saucer under it and move it to its new home.