How to Repot Your Peace Lily

Repotting peace lilies is a pretty simple task BUT due to the somewhat overdramatic nature of these plants, it can be quite stressful. The good news is that, if done correctly, some degree of wilting is pretty much unavoidable, and it’ll bounce back after a couple of weeks of TLC. My absolute top tip for …

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Planet Houseplant’s Guide to Thanksgiving/Christmas Cactus

Christmas (or more likely, Thanksgiving) cactus are a popular winter houseplant because they produce the most beautiful pink or orange flowers. They’re pretty easygoing, but they require very different care from their desert cousins. Schlumbergera live in the tropical rainforests of south-eastern Brazil, so they need more moisture than you might expect for a succulent. …

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Peace Lily Temperature Requirements

Peace lilies like temperatures between 18-30˚C, or 65-85˚F. They can tolerate a wider range of temperatures though – they’re just unlikely to grow. If temperatures exceed 37˚C/100 then you may get crispy edges and drooping. Peace lilies can survive pretty well in low temperatures for short periods of time, but they won’t tolerate frost. Peace …

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Peace Lily Soil Requirements

Peace lilies like to stay consistently moist, so they need a soil that retains water and won’t dry out too quickly. Try to stay away from DIY fertilisers and nutrient-rich compost – combining those with damp soil creates the perfect haven for fungus gnats. Gnats aren’t usually harmful (to you or your plants) but they’re …

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Peace Lily Humidity Requirements

Peace lilies thrive in humidity levels of 50% and above. They grow faster and with healthier leaves when the humidity is between 50%-65%. Anything above 70% is unlikely to make much of a difference. How much humidity do peace lilies need? Peace lilies aren’t that picky when it comes to humidity. I consider them a …

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