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Easy to Grow & Beautiful White glossy flowers – the peace lily is favourite for all – representing purity and peace!
Where to plant:
Peace Lilies or Spathiphyllum are easy to grow in part sun to part shady locations in the garden or in pot plants in part shade. If planting it the garden be sure to have well-draining soil with lots of added organic matter and if planting in pots, make sure to have a good quality potting mix. Repotting very year in the springtime is best and if the plant becomes too big for the pot, just break apart the bulbs and roots and divide into smaller plants, which can then be repotted.
Peace Lilies do not like colder climates and are best grown in tropical to subtropical locations and can also be grown indoors in an area with filtered sunlight. If grown in an ideal location, you should start to see glossy white to off-white flowers in early summer but they can also bloom all year long as well.
There are many different varieties to choose from so you can pick a plant size that suits indoors or outdoors in small or large pots or for the garden. Most varieties have dark green, glossy leaves however you can get a variegated leaf variety and all grow white to off-white flowers. They range in size from 8 to 10 inches tall up to the largest type being 4-6 feet high!
Did you know? Peace Lilies can also be grown in water alone. Just make sure to have the bulb and roots placed amongst small stones and keep the base of the plant above the water line to prevent rotting.
A consistent and regular watering regime is how to keep your Peace Lily thriving. Keep the soil moist, but not soaked. Do not let the plant dry out completely as you will then start to see brown and withered leaves and the Peace Lily will stop producing flowers.
If you are planting out your peace lilies into garden bed or into potting mix, we recommend prepping your soil with poultry manure pellets. A slow release variety like our Super Booster will break down into the soil over time however if your garden soil is lacking in organic matter and needs an immediate boost, add some of our New Lawn & Garden Booster and turn it in well.
When planting out your Peace Lilies be sure to dunk the bulb and roots of the plant into a bucket of diluted Katek Neptune seaweed liquid and then plant out into the soil. We also recommend dosing your peace lilies with Neptune every 6 to 8 weeks, to keep the roots and plant growing strong.
Peace Lilies do not like too much fertiliser and will produce green flowers if they are overfertilised. It is best to use a flower specific fertiliser like Katek’s Rose & Flower Granules which have the correct amount of Phosphorous to keep the plant blooming as it should.
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What to Plant:
Ageratum Alyssum Cleome
Cyclamen Iceland Poppy Linaria
Malope Marigold Pansy
Schizanthus Stock Verbena
Viola Vinca Wallflower
Ageratum Aster Balsam
Celosia Cockscomb Coleus
Gomphrenan Impatiens Marigold
Salvia Sunflower Torenia
Balsam Celosia Coxscomb
Coleus Gomphrena Marigold
Petunia Salvia Sunflower
Vegetables & Herbs:
Asian Greens Broccoli Cauliflower
Garlic Leek Lettuce
Spring Onions Spinach Silverbeet
Capsicum Beetroot Beans
Capsicum Cabbage Lettuce
Silver Beet Sweetcorn Tomato
Broccoli Cauliflower Capsicum
Chillies Cabbage Lettuce
QUICK TIP! When planting seeds never walk over moist soil because footprints cause serious compaction and restrict root growth!
Super Chicken’s Top Tips!
- Don’t forget that indoor plants need feeding too! Give your indoor plants a feed of Katek Neptune Seaweed concentrate and a little Super Booster fertiliser pellets!
- Re-mulch all potted plants and trim back scraggly growth to encourage healthier, more shapely plant structures.
- Try planting a mix of wildflowers or bee & butterfly friendly shrubs in your garden, you’ll encourage more pollination & beneficial insects too!
- Regular deep watering 1-2 times a week during the hotter months is more effective than a little bit every day.