Help! Identify My Plant

I have a plant from a funeral that I want to keep for a family member but don’t know what it is or how to care for it

Hi Yvette,

Peace lily has large green leaves and white flowers

Peace Lily

Your plant is called a peace Lily (Spathyphylum). Peace Lily houseplants are one of very few indoor plants that can bloom even in medium to low light. NASA lists Peace Lily Houseplants as one of the best plants to clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

Peace Lily houseplants do well in low, medium, or indirect bright light. Too much light causes the leaves to fade and lose their vibrant dark green color. Too little light and they can’t develop flowers. Direct sunlight burns the leaves.

Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering.  If a Peace Lily severely droops, yellow leaves appear once it’s watered again. Over-watering causes the leaves to turn dark brown.

You can read all my care tips on how to grow this plant 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.

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