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I’ve never had much success with indoor plants – I either kill them with kindness, or ruin them with neglect. Recently I was given a beautiful Peace Lily plant in a pot, and I’d really like to try and keep this one healthy and alive, as the friend who gave it to me died not long afterwards. So it’s not just “another” plant – this one is special for me. Does anyone have any good hints on what I can do (or should not do) so that the plant flourishes?

Posted by no1ladydj, 6th May 2014

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  • Hope you had success with your peace lily.

  • My peace lily is on my kitchen counter and I just water it when it starts to droop, and it’s been doing fine for years and years.

  • Also; set up a schedule when you do water your plant; no way over watering.

  • Only water when dry; they are pretty resilient.

  • I got my peace lily a few years ago for my wedding anniversary. I water it with 1/2 cup of water once a week and keep it in a shady place, not in direct sunlight. In winter I put it out on the balcony once a month for a few hours to prevent mould. Mine usually flowers from spring to autumn. I’ve attached a photo of my peace lily, hope that helps.

  • Good idea. I’ll go to Bunnings tomorrow and talk to someone there. Hopefully they can help, but if not, I’ll go to a specialist nursery.

  • I would try the previous post and see if this works

  • I asked my sister-in-law, because she’s got green thumbs, and she says that anyone can grow lavender and rosemary from cuttings (I can’t), and no-one can kill a Peace Lily (I have in the past). She said to water it when it’s dry, and put it outside for fresh air once a week, so I’ll try what she’s said, and hope the poor Lily doesn’t die.

  • I have no idea, talk to your nursery or do a search online, there are a lot of web pages that should be able to help you

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