Growing guide

How to grow peace lilies

One of the most popular of all houseplants, peace lilies have elegant white flower-like spathes that stand on tall stems above the glossy tropical foliage. Easy to grow, serene and calming, they even help to purify the air, so no home should be without one.

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Quick facts

  • Popular, low-maintenance houseplants 

  • The elegant white blooms stand out well against the dark green foliage 

  • These tropical plants like warmth, humid air and indirect light

  • Water regularly but moderately, letting the compost dry out each time

  • They improve indoor air quality by removing toxins

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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