Common Name: Platinum Mist Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathipyllum wallisi ‘Platinum Mist’
The broad green leaves of the Peace Lily Platinum Mist are tropical and inviting. This houseplant just pulls you in with its style and easy-going attitude. The lush leaves come to a point, much like the beautiful white flowers. When Peace Lily Platinum Mist blooms, you can expect several flowers that will last for a couple of months at a time. These plants are very popular for a good reason: they can tolerate just about any location in your home and are killer air purifiers. They are also gorgeous. Their blooms and striking foliage make this an interior design anchor and a must-have for aesthetically minded people. Spathipyllum do like to drink a lot, so make sure you give this beauty plenty of water. They are easily divided when potting up your houseplant to a larger pot, but make sure to water the division heavily for the first few days. They will wilt but will bounce back as long you water them!
Spathipyllum Wallisi are extremely adaptable because they will live comfortably in a wide range of indirect light (low to bright). The more indirect light peace lilies get, the more they will bloom. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves! Learn where to put your plants for the best light!
Spathiphyllum Platinum Mist needs consistently moist soil, but never let it sit in standing water. The leaves will droop alarmingly when you miss a watering, but don't worry – it will recover in a matter of hours once you water it. Prolonged dryness may causes it to lose a few lower leaves, just remove the dead leaves, and more will grow from the center! Learn when and how to water your indoor plants!
Peace Lily Platinum Mist love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but also allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed bagged soils will suffice. Make sure that there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soils that contain moisture retaining crystals, even though peace lilies rely on consistently moist soil. too much moisture can damage the roots! The soil should also contain materials such as pumice wood chips, or coarse sand that is mixed evenly throughout the soil mixture. This will create tiny air pockets that aid in proper drainage and allow for healthy root development! If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting your peace lily into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. Learn how to create your universal soil mixture for all your indoor plants!
Peace Lilies will grow in most household temperatures ranging from 60-80℉, but they do not like the temperature to drop below 50℉. Keep them away from drafts and doorways during the winter months.
Average household humidity levels are fine, but if you are seeing brown leaf tips while watering regularly, you might have very low humidity in your home. In this case, consider adding a humidifier for a healthier, happier plant. Learn how to increase the humidity in the air around your indoor plants!
Spathiphyllum love to be fertilized during their active growing season, so be sure to use either ¼-diluted fish emulsion with iron or ¼-diluted complete liquid fertilizer twice a month. Another option is to top dress your plants in the spring with compost (like worm castings). This will slowly release nutrients to the roots throughout the growing season. Learn more about fertilizing indoor plants.
Platinum Mist Peace Lily usually grows between 2-6" every year. They will achieve maturity within three to five years with proper care and love and reach a mature height of 2'+!
Pet Friend or Foe
Peace Lily Platinum Mist is toxic to pets. Foe!
- Peace Lilies are moisture-loving plants, but over-watering is still a concern and can introduce a whole host of problems. Making sure the plants receive lots of bright indirect light can help regulate the dampness while helping the plant thrive.
- Don't be too worried if you notice the leaves beginning to curl or the stems of your spathiphyllum drooping. These are signs of dehydration or over-saturated soil. It's important to pay attention to these indicators, but these hardy houseplants can bounce back within a day or so after receiving water or drying out a bit.
- Peace Lilies can only be propagated through division. These plants naturally propagate themselves by expanding their root system and sending new shoots up through the soil. When a mature plant is re-potted, gently separate the roots to divide the main plant into several smaller plants. Each new plant can be potted in its container. Given time and proper care, those new plants will fill in.
- Keep all of your water-loving plants in one space to help you remember to water them.
- If your peace lilies flowers are not turning white, then consider moving the plant close to a light source without exposing the foliage to direct sunlight.