Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)

Peace Lily Plant Features

Peace lily is a common houseplant that bears broad, dark green leaves and charming, white calla-like flowers on tall stems above the foliage. When in bloom, the plant looks best when grouped in clusters of three or more. Peace lily fits in well in just about every style of interior design, particular country and causal looks. Large specimens look great on the floor; smaller peace lily plants are perfect for tabletops or plant stands. Because peace lily is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering indoor pollutants from the air, it's a great pick for bedrooms.

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Peace Lily Growing Instructions

Peace lily blooms best in high-light situations. It will tolerate low-light conditions well, but won't bloom much, if at all, so keep lighting in mind if the flowers or foliage is more important to you.

Water peace lily enough to keep the potting mix moist, but not wet or soggy. The plant will wilt dramatically when it gets too dry, but happily, its leaves pop back quickly after it gets moisture. 

Being a tropical plant, peace lily prefers high levels of humidity. If the leaf edges turn brown, supply more humidity by grouping it with more houseplants (which release moisture into the air as they breathe) or set it on tray of gravel and water so the pot sits on top of the gravel, above the water. 

Fertilize peace lily once or twice a year (every six months or so) at the minimum. You can fertilize your plant more frequently if you wish, especially if you want it to grow faster or bloom better. You can use any general-purpose fertilizer; peace lily isn't particular as to types or brands. Do be sure the follow application rates as recommended on the product packaging. 

Note: Peace lily is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors



  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Peace Lily

Elephant's Ear
For an interesting combo, grow peace lily with the bold foliage of African mask plant.

Zebra Plant
Dress up peace lily with the fun, striped foliage of zebra plant.

Our favorite varieties

White Stripe Peace Lily

White Stripe Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'White Stripe'

This compact variety has green leaves with a matte finish and a white stripe running up the center. Note: Costa Farms no longer grows White Stripe.

Sensation Peace Lily

Sensation Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum Sensation

Perhaps the largest peace lily available, this giant has massive tropical leaves and can reach 6 feet tall!

Jetty Peace Lily

Jetty Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Jetty'

Jetty is a variety that features lush, full growth and long-lasting white flowers.

Little Angel Peace Lily

Little Angel Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Little Angel'

Little Angel peace lily is a dwarf, compact variety that blooms more readily than many older varieties.

Patricia Peace Lily

Patricia Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Patricia'

Patricia is a compact variety that features rich green leaves and white flowers.

Piccolino Peace Lily

Piccolino Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Piccolino'

Piccolino is a dwarf, compact variety with dark green leaves and pure white flowers.

Sonia Peace Lily

Sonia Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Sonia'

Sonia stands out from other peace lilies because of its small stature and adorable white flowers.

Jet Diamond Peace Lily

Jet Diamond Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum 'Jet Diamond', PPAF

Jet Diamond is a new variety that features dark green foliage variegated with silvery white. It's an upgrade of the old variety Domino with better variegation and habit.