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Peace Lily Light Requirements

Ask the Expert: Peace Lily – Lighting shade or brighter light? I’ve read conflicting care info specifically light requirements for the peace lily. One plant book says bright indirect light, another source says low light. Mine currently is receiving low light- does it need more? No signs of yellow leaves. SLS


The great thing about Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) is that it can take both bright indirect light and low light levels. I have noticed that in low light levels it tends to stretch and may not be a full as it is in bright indirect light. The important question for you is “Does my plant look healthy and green?”. If your answer is yes then your lighting is fine. If it doesn’t – rule out pests, fertilizer and watering problems before you change the light exposure.


  1. Yvette Woodward says:

    Piece of my peace lily plant broke off, is there any way that I can save this and have another plant?

  2. Jamie Woods says:

    If there is a root attached to the portion that broke off, you can grow a new plant. If it is just a leaf or section of stem, it is highly unlikely that it will root and grow a new plant.

  3. Nancy McCoy-Cohen says:

    Some of the leaves are yellow and some black and somewhat chewed up. What am I doing wrong?
    Should I be cutting off the chewed up black leaves or the ones with holes and look like some
    kind of pest has been chewing on it. I’ve had it inside for the past two months so I wouldn’t think
    any kind of insects would have access to it.

  4. Jamie Woods says:

    I would remove any damaged leaves. It sounds like you have definitely have some type of pest. Take a look at all of the leaves and stems with a magnifying glass, paying close attention to the undersides of the leaves.

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