Botanical Babe Houseplants
Peace Lily Diamond
Peace Lily Diamond
The Diamond Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum 'Diamond,' is a stunning cultivar of the common Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) known for its lush, dark green foliage and striking white blooms. Here's how to care for your Diamond Peace Lily:
- Provide bright, indirect light for your Diamond Peace Lily. It thrives in moderate to low light conditions, making it an excellent choice for areas with lower light levels. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
- Keep your Diamond Peace Lily in a warm environment with temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or temperature fluctuations.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water your Diamond Peace Lily when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Ensure that the pot has good drainage, and never allow the plant to sit in standing water.
- Peace Lilies appreciate high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, consider using a humidifier, placing a tray filled with water and pebbles near the plant, or misting the plant regularly to increase humidity.
- Use a well-draining potting mix with good water retention. A mix designed for indoor tropical plants or a mixture of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss can work well.
- Repot your Diamond Peace Lily when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its pot. This may be needed every 1-2 years. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage and fresh potting mix.
- Feed your Diamond Peace Lily every 6-8 weeks during the growing season (spring through early autumn) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.
- Trim away yellow or brown leaves and spent blooms to maintain the plant's appearance and encourage new growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.