Can you Help Identify my Plant?

Hi Judy,

I just got this plant a few weeks ago from a garden center. It’s not in too bad of shape but there’s a few darker spots on the ends/center of a few leaves. All it had on the tag was “tropical foliage”.
Could you please help me identify it so I could care for it better?

Thank you!

Hi Robyn,

Your plant is called a Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum). Dark marks on the leaves are usually caused by over watering. This is a great plant because it tells you when it needs water, the leaves get soft and start to droop down. Depending upon the light and temperature in the room this could take anywhere from one to three weeks. Over-watering is the only way to kill this plant.

Peace Lily plants do well in low, medium, or indirect bright light. Too much light causes the leaves to fade and lose their vibrant dark green color.

You can read all my care tips on how to grow a Peace Lily in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants