How Much & How Often to Water Peace Lilies? Signs, Facts, & FAQ
The Peace Lily is an attractive plant that many people grow indoors. While it’s relatively easy to grow, many people are unsure how often to water it for the best results. While most experts recommend watering this plant about once a month, there are many factors to consider, so keep reading as we take a closer look at these popular plants to help you find the answers that you need.
How Often Do I Water My Peace Lily?
You will usually water your peace lily about once per week. Give it a good soaking in a pot with plenty of drain holes, then give it time to dry out. You may need to water your Peace Lily more frequently during the hot summer months and less frequently during the winter season.
How Do I Know If My Peace Lily Is Getting the Right Amount of Water?
Do Peace Lilies Like Water on Their Leaves?
Peace Lilies don’t like when you drench their leaves in water but do enjoy a light misting between waterings. A spray bottle can help keep the water light, and you will want to mist it more often in the summer and less frequently during the winter.
Checking the Soil for Moisture
An easy way to tell if your Peace Lily needs watering is to put your finger in the soil up to the first knuckle. If you feel any moisture at this depth, it’s not yet time to water your peace lily.
Other Tips and Tricks
You should water your Peace Lily about once per week, doing so a little more in the summer and less in the winter. A pot with plenty of drainage holes filled with well-draining soil enables you to give the plant a good soaking before it dries out, to prevent root rot. Lightly wetting the leaves with a spray bottle between waterings will help keep the plant hydrated, and fertilizer will help speed growth.
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