Peace lily plants are delivered in NYC for all kinds of occasions. Whether to deliver a gift in remembrance, as a house-warming present or just to spread joy, Spathiphyllum plants are a favorite of NYC residents. For those of you who are lucky enough to have received a Peace Lily in NYC, here are some care tips:
The peace lily belongs to the Spathiphyllum family. Its flowers may be white or yellow with long bright green leaves. This plant is at peace when it is watered regularly. Typically two or three times a week is sufficient. Check the soil and make sure its moist. If its dry, or the leaves are wilting or browning its been too long between watering. In addition to regular watering, this plant likes its leaves misted. The misting helps prevent red spider mite infestation. If you see tiny spider webs treat the leaves with alcohol and spray with an insecticidal soap.
CAUTION FOR NYC RESIDENTS and others with chlorinated water supplies. This plant is very sensitive to chlorinated water. Either water with distilled water (unlikely) or let the tap water sit overnight thereby dissipating the chlorine.
NYC office plants need to tolerate indirect light environments. One reason why this plant is so well equipped for office life is that it is not a sunbather. The plant prefers natural filtered light. Exposing the plant to direct sunlight will brown the leaves and create problems.
The roots of a Peace Lily like to be tightly confined but will normally overfill their initial pot within 1 year. However, they do not usually require a pot larger than 10 inches. Although the plant is simple to care for, it still needs to be fertilized occasionally. However, be sure that the fertilizer is not too strong or the leaves will brown and the root hairs will be killed. Err on the side of a milder mix to be safe. Rule of a green thumb is a fertilizer mix of 20-20-20.
If your plant was beautiful and healthy when purchased and you’ve maintained it as discussed herein, but it doesn’t bloom or has deformed shaped leaves you need to show some patience. It is possible it was purchased from a discount retailer who artificially induced the plant into bloom for sale. Your plant is simply said a drug addict. It is looking for a dose of the hormone gibberellic acid. Don’t be an enabler. Let it beat the habit with your love and care and eventually it will live out a normal cycle.
We highly recommend the Peace Lily for a variety of uses:
The Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) is a great gift of a house plant or office plant in NYC (personal or corporate).
These tips are brought to you by Starbright Floral Design, Voted the “Best Florist of NYC”. We are a full-service corporate and retail florist located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District. We are at 150 West 28th Street (Studio 201). To learn more about our organization and about the type of work that we do, please visit our website at www.starflor.com. You may also order a gift by visiting our e-portal at www.starbrightnyc.com. Starbright is open seven days a week and we deliver flowers and other gifts in Manhattan and worldwide. We invite you to give us a call or visit our website.
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