Common Name: Napoli Nights
Botanical Name: Peperomia hybrid (Peperomia marmorata x Peperomia peruviana)
The Peace Lily Sweet Chico is the "sweetest" when it comes to a houseplant that is easy to care for! This plant has thick, lush leaves that give your space a tropical vibe. Although the plant will arrive without flowers, the stunning white flowers will soon bloom for months atop thin stalks. Under the right conditions and with consistent watering, the Peace Lily Sweet Chico can bloom again (and again) with short rest periods!
Peace Lily Sweet Chico plants are extremely adaptable because of its ability to live comfortably in a wide range of indirect light (low to bright). The more indirect light the Peace Lily Sunshine Dream gets, the more it will bloom. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight. Also, prevent your plant from getting too much shade because it can cause damage to your plants' overall well-being.
Your Peace Lily Sweet Chico needs consistently moist soil, but never let it sit in standing water. It will droop alarmingly when you miss a watering, but don't worry – it will recover once you water it in a matter of hours. If this dryness causes it to lose a few lower leaves, remove the dead leaves, and more will grow.
Peace Lily Sweet Chico plants love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Ensure that there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soil containing moisture-retaining crystals. Also, the soil's pH level range should be between 6.0 and 7.0, as that is what this type of plant prefers. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your plant into a compost-rich soil mixture with less drainage materials. Learn how to create your own universal soil mixture for your indoor plants!
It is more common than not that your Peace Lily Sweet Chico will grow in most household temperatures ranging from 65-85℉. However, this plant does not like the temperature to drop below 55℉. Keep it away from drafts and doorways during the winter months. Any exposure to severe temperature drops can be very damaging to your plant.
Average household humidity levels are acceptable for your Peace Lily Sweet Chico, but if you are seeing brown leaf tips even though you are watering regularly, then you might have very low humidity in your home. In this case, consider adding a humidifier for a healthier, happier plant. Ideally, your plant will live its best light in humidity levels between 40% and 60%. This is due to those levels replicating the plant's original environment.
In the growing season, fertilize your Peace Lily Sweet Chico plant once a month with a complete liquid fertilizer, ½-strength of recommended dilution. This is especially important when the plant is blooming. Make sure you water your plant well before you apply any fertilizer to it. This is important for your plant not to get burned. Learn how and when to fertilize your houseplants!
Generally, Peace Lily Sweet Chico plants are moderate growers and, depending on the variety can take up to 5 years to reach full height. They rarely exceed 4' high and 4' wide. (Again, this depends on their environment and provided care!) They can reach 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) when fully matured. Remember, though, that factors such as the pot size can play a role in the mature height of a Peace Lily Sweet Chico plant!
Pet Friend or Foe
The Peace Lily Sweet Chico is toxic to pets! Foe!