how to pot a peace lily

how to pot a peace lily

How to pot a Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is an elegant and compact evergreen plant with long-lasting white flowers. It is a great way to add a splash of beauty to any room. But, the beauty does not come without effort. To keep your Peace Lily in top condition, you must pot it correctly.

Steps for Picking and Potting a Peace Lily

  • Choose your pot: Pick a pot that is at least two inches wider than the root ball of the Peace Lily, and has at least one drainage hole in the bottom.
  • Add soil: Place a 1-inch layer of potting soil in the bottom of the pot.
  • Loosen the roots: Gently belly the roots of the Peace Lily and inspect them for damage. Trim away any dead or damaged roots as necessary.
  • Plant the Peace Lily: Place the plant into the pot and fill it with more potting soil, leaving 1-2 inches of space at the top.
  • Press the soil: Pat down the soil around the root ball to ensure it stays firmly in place.
  • Add water: Water the Peace Lily carefully and deeply, then allow the potting mix to drain off any excess water.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize your Peace Lily once a month with a balanced fertilizer.


By following the steps outlined here, you can successfully pot a Peace Lily and enjoy all the beauty this plant offers for years to come. Happy planting!