Peace lily

House plant styling ideas – peace lily

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The peace lily, Spathiphyllum wallisii, is a popular house plant for a number of reasons. Not only is it a beautiful addition to your home but it’s also very easy to look after. It copes well in low light, and will recover well if it misses a watering. If short of water, the leaves will droop, but these will usually recover in a few hours after watering. Another reason for its popularity is that, according to the principles of Feng Shui, it can bring harmony to a space and boost positive feelings. It is also known for its air cleaning properties.

If you do spend a little more time caring for this house plant, you’ll be rewarded with year-round blooms. The flowers are incredibly small and round, and can be found all around the centre of each inflorescence, with the ornamental hooded white bract surrounding them. Once the long-lasting flowers have gone over, remove each from the base. A house plant feed every six weeks will encourage new growth.

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