Identification Sought to Aid in Plant Care

Hello. This plant seems to be dying. Both specific and general plant-care information may help.

Hi Ali,


Your plant is a Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum). It looks like it needs more water. Peace Lilies are beautiful indoor houseplants with large, glossy, oval, dark green leaves and impressive white “spathes” (flowers) that last for several weeks. Spathes may be green, which reminds us that they are really modified leaves. It is normal for the “flowers”  to turn brown and die. Cut them off at the base of their stem when that occurs. More flowers will develop throughout the year. You can read all my advice on how to grow, care for, and maintain a Peace Lily in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

Although NASA lists the Peace Lily as one of the best plants to clean the air of harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide, 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.