Ruth from Ontario, Canada
The ideal conditions for Peace Lilies this time of year include a reasonably warm room where they are out of direct sunlight, and where they will not be exposed to cold drafts. They actually prefer brighter light in the winter and semi-shade in the summer. The pots should be surrounded by peat moss or sitting in a pebble tray to maintain humidity. This is especially important in colder climates like yours, where indoor winter air tends to be very dry. Peace Lilies need to have their leaves misted very frequently in the winter. The compost should be kept fairly moist at all times, but you should definitely back off on the watering.
In regards to their toxicity, I have seen several resources that list them as toxic to both children and pets, so I would recommend keeping them well out of the reach of both.
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there were more sites when I googled "peace lilly care" or "peace lily not flowering/yellow leaves"
Local nurseries are often good sources of info, even a GOOD florist who sells the type of palnt involved.
I I have a peace lilly plant, and it loves to be root bound and water logged. But if you want it to flower, let it dry out until it starts to wilt. Water well with a plant fertilizer and it will perk up and bloom.
They bloom on a regular basis of about 4 times a year.
Sometimes with a new plant in a new enviornment they have to get into the pattern by forcing them.
Anna in Calgary
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