If you are having trouble maintaining a peace lily plant in India?
Then, you have come to the best place possible.
Today, in this post, I am going to share with you my personal experience on peace lily care in India after growing a plethora of peace lily plants in my terrace garden.
Peace lily is undoubtedly amongst the most attractive & the easiest indoor plants to grow in india
There are certain things that you need to follow in order to keep it alive and healthy.
So, that it can continue to shower you with its extra-ordinarily pleasing flowers.
Peace Lily Care India – How To Take Care of Peace Lily in India
Sunlight Requirement – Maintaining A Peace Lily In India
Peace lily is a perfect plant to grow under shade or low light areas.
For its proper care make sure to place it in a location that receives bright indirect sunlight.
If this plant is exposed to direct sunlight, it gets sunburnt very easily and starts to turn brownish.
In India, mostly the sunlight is quite intense except for a few months.
So, if you are growing it indoors keep it near a window or opening from where it can enjoy indirect sunlight.
We keep our peace lilies under a green net in our terrace garden to protect them from direct sunlight.
On the other hand, don’t go overboard and keep it deprived of indirect sunlight as well.
I have seen people suggesting that you can keep peace lilies in a dark room as well, but that’s not true and healthy for your plant.
It does require little sunlight to stay healthy.
Watering The Right Way – Peace Lily Care India
The next major factor that plays a big part in taking care of peace lily is knowing how to water it the right way.
Peace lilies are native to tropical regions & love humid conditions.
For that very reason, you should always aim to keep its soil evenly moist at all times.
But make sure to give it some space between watering as we are growing them in pots which is not their natural habitat (environment).
If you don’t provide a gap between watering, there will be lack of air circulation and the plant will suffer big time.
So how do you water peace lily the right way?
Water it just enough to make the soil moist.
Now before watering it next time, check the soil by inserting your finger inside it, if it sticks then skip watering.
Allow the soil to get a little bit dry, you might see the leaves droop a bit, which is a sign of underwatering but not a serious problem.
This is a clear sign that your peace lily is thirsty and you need to water it.
Pro Tip – Keep misting the leaves of peace lily with the help of a garden sprayer to make the surrounding moist and humid which will be perfect for it.
The growing medium (potting soil) plays an important role in caring for peace lily plants.
And you need to be very careful while making potting soil for it.
As peace lilies are tropical plants, they love to be in moist environments, for that very reason.
You should prepare potting soil that can hold moisture for a long period of time.
But should also be able to drain excess water, as standing water will cause root rot and not allow air to circulate freely.
You should use the following potting soil ratio for peace lily:
- Garden Soil – 50%
- Coco Peat – 30%
- Fine Sand – 20%
Here coco peat will help in retaining moisture and sand will allow in fast draining of excess water.
Peace Lily Not Flowering?
If your peace lily is not flowering then there are high chances you are not providing it the right amount of sunlight and growing medium.
Change its location where it can get bright indirect sunlight and provide it with a growing medium(potting soil) which has good water retention capacity and drainage quality.
Don’t overwater as it will block the passage of air and the plant will suffocate. Provide gap between watering.
Having the right type of container (pots or grow bags) for taking care of peace lily is also crucial.
The container in which you currently have your plant, must have some drainage holes at the bottom to flush out excess water and for proper air circulation.
Also, the size of the container should not be too big compared to the size of your plant, as bigger the pot, the more potting soil and watering is needed.
This excess water results in overwatering.
When To Move Your Peace Lily To A Bigger Container?
If you see roots coming out of the drainage holes, then it is the right time to repot your plant into a bigger pot.
When it comes to fertilizing a peace lily, it has very less requirements.
This plant is not a heavy feeder and you can add a little bit of compost, vermicompost or seaweed fertilizer to it just before its flowering season.
This is the only time when it needs a little bit of nutrients to make flowers.
Don’t fertilize once it starts to have flowers.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Question)
Does Peace Lily Need Sunlight?
Yes, peace lilies do need sunlight, although they will do fine with indirect sunlight. But bright indirect sunlight will help them in blooming. Never keep your peace lilies in a very dark place with no sunlight.
How do you care for a peace lily indoors?
Peace lily is a low maintenance indoor plant, you mostly have to care for its sunlight and watering. Other than that it will be just fine.
Where is the best place to put a peace lily?
Put it near a window, in such a way that it gets indirect sunlight and not direct sunlight, or you can place it under a green net, if growing on a terrace garden.
I hope this article has covered every aspect of caring for a peace lily in Indian climate.
If you were to take my suggestion, I will highly recommend having a peace lily indoors as it is a great air purifier plant and very easy to care after.
Share it with your friends & ask them to get one for their home as well.