In this article, we will go over some tips related to how to make Peace Lily bloom (and even how to make peace lily flower again and again).
The Spathiphyllum flowering season (or peace lily flowering season) is generally from spring to fall, and we can give them the best care so they continue to flower and thrive.
I can tell you peace lily flowering is super beautiful and it just gives us the best feeling because we know we are caring well for our Spathiphyllum. So in this article, I share tips on peace lily care so your peace lily is happy and flowers many times.
Why does peace lily bloom?
Generally, the Spathiphyllum blooms once a year during the growing season and this can be between spring and fall.
In my experience, this peace lily always blooms in the summer for us. For example, right now if it’s June and then have three blooms here.
Of course, you can also do some things to encourage your plant to thrive and bloom. So let me share with you.
7 Tips to make Peace Lily bloom
1. The best temperature for blooming
The first very important thing for a Peace Lily to bloom is temperature.
Remember, these plants come from tropical areas in South America and in South Asia. So they will thrive in warmer temperatures.
Ideally, you want to keep her between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and not lower than 18 degrees Celsius or so. So make sure that you keep your peace lily between these temperatures and also very important avoid cold drafts.
So don’t place your peace lily in front of a window that you are going to be opening and closing and cold drafts will come in because she really won’t be happy there.
2. Best light conditions for blooming
Now, one of the most important things for a peace lily to bloom is light.
As you may know, the peace lily is a plant that will be okay in low light conditions. This is why this beautiful plant is so popular as a houseplant.
First, it can adapt to lower light conditions and it is also very easy to care for. However, if you put her in a room that has very low light conditions, this will prevent her from blooming.
So you want to increase the light a little bit in order to have the ideal conditions for her to bloom.
However, you don’t want to provide too much sunlight to your peace lily because this will make her not happy and she will not bloom.
If you give your peace lily too much direct sunlight, the leaves will burn or they will fade in color and I can assure you it will not bloom.
So ideally we want to place our peace lily in a spot where she will receive bright but indirect sunlight.
So avoid placing her in front of a south-facing window, this will be too much direct sunlight for her and it can ever scorch the leaves.
But do provide bright indirect sunlight. This is ideal for her to bloom.
3. Water for peace lily to bloom
Just as we want to keep the leaves happy with the sunlight we also want to keep the roots healthy and happy. And for this, we need to look at the soil.
The first thing we want to do is to keep the soil moist. Now, note that here I am saying moist but not super wet.
I can tell you here at my place we get lots of sunlight in the summer, so I usually water my peace lily every week or so. But I always recommend that you check the soil before you water her. This is because you want to make sure that the soil dries out a little bit in between watering.
So always before I water I put my finger inside the soil and I feel it just to make sure that it is drying out and if it is, I water.
I can also recommend that you use the bottom watering method so make sure that you have a pot with drainage holes, that way once you are finished watering you can raise the pot, and the water will drain down through the drainage holes, and you make sure that the soil is moist but not wet.
4. Nutrition for flowering
Another thing very important related to the soil is nutrition. And this is also very important when talking about flowers.
Phosphorus and potassium are important for flowering, but nitrogen is also very important for foliage.
So you can always use a fertilizer that is going to be a balanced fertilizer, and if you are just starting with fertilization, I would recommend that you start with organic fertilizers and liquid fertilizers because these are way easier to control.
This is also important because we want to prevent over-fertilization. And I strongly recommend that you follow the instructions on your fertilizer and always observe your plant.
That way you make sure that she is happy with the nutrients that you are providing her with.
You can also provide a houseplant potting mix that offers nutrition to your plant. For example, for my peace lily, I use a homemade houseplant potting mix that I make here at home. And this one includes worm castings, which are a very good source of nutrition for our plants.
And I can tell you I am 100% sure that the worm castings in this potting mix really helped my peace lily bloom this year.
5. Repotting your peace lily for flowering
And talking about the potting mix, I would strongly recommend that at the beginning of the growing season, which is a little bit earlier than when spring starts, check your plant and see if she needs repotting.
To do this, I always check the drainage holes and if I see that the roots are coming out of the pot through the drainage holes, this is a very good sign that my plant needs repotting.
Another good sign is many new yellow leaves. Yellow leaves can be a cause of lack of space for the roots. This is in the case that you are not over-watering your plant.
And you can also check if the roots are on the surface of the potting mix. If you see these signs, your plant may need repotting.
So go ahead and do so so she has more space to grow and she feels more comfortable blooming.
6. Humidity for peace lily to bloom
Now, another thing that we need to do, and this is around the peace lily, is to provide humidity.
Remember that these plants come from the tropics, so they like higher levels of humidity. I usually have her in a room that is at 50% humidity and sometimes 60% so in between 50-60%.
And I would strongly recommend that you avoid placing her close to an AC or heating vent because the air there is really dry and you will start seeing that your leaves are going to start drying out and the edges are going to become dry, crispy, and brown.
So by all means, avoid placing her close to a heating vent.
In order to increase humidity you can place her close to a humidifier, or on top of a humidity tray.
Another thing that can help is placing peace lilies together or peace lilies with other tropical plants because they help each other with humidity levels.
7. How to prune peace lily (so she continues to flower)
And the last tip that I can give you is that once you see that the flower is drying out, it is better to prune it and the best way to do it is that you follow the stem all the way down to the base, and then you cut from there.
If you keep your peace lily happy and thriving, another flower will grow from that same stem.
Do you have any other tips for our peace lily to bloom? Make sure to comment below because I can assure you the whole community and myself will appreciate it.