How to Care for a Spathiphyllum Plant

So you’ve just received a new plant and now you need to know how to keep it alive right? You may ask how to care for a spathiphyllum plant.  Well the spathiphyllum is an easy care plant that can go by many names- spathiphyllum, spath, peace lily, or what we commonly call it in our flower shop, a closet plant. But don’t be fooled by the name, you can’t really keep it in a closet if you expect it to live. But our plant experts here at Enchanted Florist are here to help.

The spath is a tropical flowering plant in the same family as the antherium. It have long medium green leaves and grows a white bloom. Generally it is grown as a house plant. The spath or closet is know as an air purifier and it helps remove toxic chemicals from the air like formaldehyde.

What do I do with it now?


how to care for a spathiphyllum


How to Care for a Spathiphyllum

The closet plant likes low-medium light and high water. It’s best to water with room temperature water, generally once a week allowing the soil to dry slightly between watering. Lightly misting the leaves at most twice weekly will also be beneficial because the closet likes high humidity. Cold drafts will harm this plant as well as direct sunlight. Remove spent blooms to ensure continued blooms. Black leaves mean over watered. Poor drainage, too frequent water, or standing in water will cause root rot. Re-pot your plant every 2-3 years to ensure a long lifetime with your hardy plant. And that is how to care for a spathiphyllum plant.

how to care for a spathiphyllum

Ideas for sending a closet plant to your friends

Closets are one of our most popular plants. This is probably due to the fact that they are so easy to care for. We can decorate them up any way you can imagine. Armatures (like the one above) and trellises can be made out of bamboo, curly willow, or birch wood (see above). Whether its fun and bold like the first picture, natural like the armature or inspirational like the picture below, we can create something for everyone. Our only limit is your imagination.

how to care for a spathiphyllum

Click here to order item RM-440 Peaceful Prayer pictured above.

Visit Enchanted Florist’s website to browse the plant selection for more options.

Please feel free to call with any questions you may have about how to take care of your spathiphyllum (closet plant), or any other plant questions you may have. We would be happy to answer them even if they did not come from our store.

Tarrah at Enchanted Florist


Thank you for reading How to Care for a Spathiphyllum Plant. This article is a reprint of one I wrote a couple years ago on our store website. Check out other how tos like How to Care for Your Dracaena  Plant and How to Care for Your Schefflera.

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