A Beginner's Guide to Peace Lily Plants
If you have decided to grow a peace lily as a houseplant then it is in your interests to get some Peace Lily Plant Buying Guide before you actually start shopping for them. Peace Lilies are fairly common and are good starter plants. They can be grown in most any type of soil but I tend to recommend a slightly alkaline and acidic soil mix for optimum growth. Peace Lilies have beautiful blooms and are one of the prettiest of all lily family members.
If you are going to buy a Peace Lily Plant you will find that they are readily available at most garden centers or from any good wholesale nursery. Peace Lilies are really easy plants to take care of. They do require a little bit more attention than some of the other houseplants you might be thinking about growing. These are not plants that are suited for just lying there and being pretty.
When you are considering Peace Lily plant buying you need to ask yourself a few questions first. Do you want this plant to live for a few years? Are you going to buy it for its beauty and color or do you want to grow it for its fruit? How much room do you have for the plant? Do you want to buy your plants in pots or will you use a planter?
Some Peace Lily Plants can get quite large so if you do have a large garden space and don't have a place to put the plant, don't despair because Peace Lilies can easily spread to fill an entire yard. Some of the Peace Lily Plants can even spread so far that they become a weed. Peace Lilies are fairly easy to grow but just like any other plants, they need to be taken care of and planted in the right way.
Peace Lily plant buying guides should tell you exactly how to care for your Peace Lily Plants. Some of the basic things you can do is to make sure you buy your plants at the right time of year. If you buy your plants when the leaves are starting to change colors then your plant will not taste right.
Peace Lily plant buying guides will also tell you which seasons to buy your plants from. Spring is a good season to buy Peace Lily Plants as that is when their flowering buds start to appear. When buying your plant from a garden center or nursery you should also ask what type of soil and what fertilizer the plant requires. If you buy your plant from a local garden center then they should be able to advise you on all of the information you need to know.
After you've bought your Peace Lily Plant what should you do with it? You should deadhead the plant as soon as it starts to bloom. This will help the plant produce more flowers. You should also clip the stem if necessary otherwise it will grow back and cause your plant to be bush blocked.
Peace Lily plants are extremely easy to grow and yield beautiful blooms. They are very hardy plants and can cope with most conditions. They don't like a lot of sunlight so if you live in a location where there is little or no sunlight then these plants may not be for you.
Peace Lily plants are relatively poor performers, in fact they rarely flower at all during their growing season. Their blooms die out quickly and die off even before they have a chance to open. Peace Lily Plants like a cool climate. If you live in an area where there is much hot sun then you should consider giving your plant some shade. Do not give them direct sunlight.
Although these plants are generally mild, some Peace Lily Plants have been known to develop root infections and abscesses. If your Peace Lily plant develops any of these symptoms you should remove it and take measures to prevent it spreading. Don't ignore signs of infection though, just treat it right away. To prevent this from happening you should make sure your plants are regularly cleaned and sprayed with a biodegradable insecticide.
Peace Lilies do very well in pots but they do not do well in the ground. It is not because of their roots but rather from their thick, woody growth ring. This can cause your plant to rot if you attempt to dig it up. It's recommended that you let your plant grow into a full height in a pot before planting it in the ground.