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Caring For Peace Lily

Lou asks:


I’m not sure you are the ones I should contact with my questions, but if not – maybe you could inform me who I SHOULD get in touch with. I’m certainly not a whiz on the computer, so I didn’t really know where to go.

I need to know how to care for a Peace Lilly. Once the bloom is gone, do I cut back the leaves, etc? Do I plant it outside and if not, should I put it in a bigger container? I really need help in caring for it from start to finish. Watering, feeding and the questions above.

Thank you for your time.

Brock’s Reply:

We just published a newsletter on the “Care for Peace Lily Plants” back in March. I think it covers most of your questions. You can view the newsletter by clicking on the following link or you can cut and paste it into your address bar.


Unless you live in a tropical environment your Peace Lily will not do well out side. The size of pot will really depend on a lot of factors that could only be handled in person, your local florist will be glad to assist you further. If I can help in any other way please let me know.


  1. My peace lily is growing very wide and is getting brown on the end of the leaves, there are a lot of new grown around but its going wide instead tall. Since the white flowers died never again grow a new one. Two weeks ago i repotted it in a bigger pot and it seems more happy . I follow all instructions like mentioned. What should it be the reason for the brown ends of the leaves?

  2. Jamie Woods says:

    If you have just transplanted it, it could be experiencing shock from the transplant and should perk back up in a few weeks. Too much or too little water can also cause browning of the leaf tips. Check your soil prior to watering to make sure it is staying evenly moist but not soggy.

  3. Robert Franks says:

    I have a snake plant that was grown by my mother in the 60’s and I’ve maintained it. This summer I had it out o my porch and it bloomed. I don’t ever remember it blooming before. How often to snake plants bloom.

  4. Jeffrey Balch says:

    It’s very rare for these plants to bloom! They typically bloom due to stress, but it won’t hurt your plant. It most likely bloomed due to the change in location.