How to Propagate Peace Lily Plants

I have a Peace Lily and it continually produces white, lily like shoots which appear to have seed sections. Trying to get new plants, I extracted what look like seeds, very small amber colored specks which were first held in an almost white then later black holder. I then placed several seeds in a tray of potting soil and then kept it moist for many days. No sign of life from the “seeds”. This happened last year also. Any suggestions?

Hi Tom,

Peace Lily houseplants are easily propagated by plant division. Trying to do it by seeds usually fails unless you have a greenhouse with optimal conditions. Take the plant out of its pot. Gently separate the root ball into 2 sections. Do not use a knife, just pull the root ball apart with your hands. Replant each section in a pot an inch or two large than the root ball that has drip holes in the bottom. Add some SuperThrive (you can read about this in the Glossary of the website) to your water to help establish the plants. It’s a simple process and works well!

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