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Why Peace Lilies Stop Flowering – 7 Reasons & Solutions

Why Peace Lilies Stop Flowering – 7 Reasons & Solutions

The Peace Lily is loved by many for being undemanding and easy to care for. This plant has beautiful spear-like green leaves that allow the plant’s main feature, its white flower consisting of a spathe and spadix, to shine through.

The Peace Lily is mostly grown for its flowers. Issues with flowering can be caused by improper care of your houseplant. The growth of blooms is dependent on optimal indoor plant conditions.

If your Peace Lily has stopped blooming, then the issue can easily be fixed with a couple of steps.

 

Why Has My Peace Lily Stopped Flowering?

The reason behind why your Peace Lily may not be blooming can be due to insufficient lighting. This is the most common problem, but there are other things that can affect the plant’s blooms. Factors such as watering, fertilizing, temperature, and being root-bound can also stop your Peace Lily from blooming. However, if you fix these issues and provide good care, your Peace Lily will start to bloom again.

 

7 Reasons Why Your Peace Lily Has Stopped Blooming

 

1.Lighting

Peace Lily are robust plants and can continue to thrive in adverse conditions. However, the plant cannot bloom if the lighting conditions do not meet the requirements.

While the green leaves on a Peace Lily are attractive, they are grown for their unique flowers. In order to encourage the growth of flowers, make sure that your plant is receiving enough light.

If you keep your Peace Lily in low light conditions, then it will not have enough energy to bloom.

Although the plant can survive under such conditions for a while, it will start to produce fewer blooms as time passes.

Once fewer blooms start to appear, chances are that, over time, your Peace Lily will stop producing blooms altogether.

 

2.Natural Reasons

If kept under natural conditions, your Peace Lily will flower during the short days of winter. As the days become longer, the plant starts to bloom sporadically.

The flowers on Peace Lily are tiny insignificant blooms that are dotted along the spadix. The spadix is like a stick protrusion in the middle of what people think is the flower.

Once your plant is placed under proper conditions to bloom, it will produce flowers. But you should deadhead your plant regularly to promote further growth of blooms.

 

3.Fertilization

Peace Lily needs to be fed regularly with a well-balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. When the Peace Lily plant is not provided with enough fertilization, it does not have enough nutrients to produce flowers.

 

4.Watering

Another critical factor for Peace Lilies to bloom is watering. If your Peace Lily is not watered correctly, then it will stop producing blooms.

This plant does not like to be kept in too much water. When the soil gets soggy it will develop root rot.

However frequent watering is necessary and the Peace Lily can be underwatered easily which will result in wilting. They need lots of water.

 

5.Repotting

If your Peace Lily is not blooming and the roots have started to grow out of the drainage holes, then it is time to repot your plant. Not repotting your plant for several years can result in a lack of nutrients.

If you are unable to spot roots coming out of the drainage hole, then see if the soil dries out faster. If it does, then this is another sign that it needs to be repotted.

The cramped root will limit the number of nutrients available for your plant and cause your Peace Lily to stop blooming.

 

6.Temperature

The Peace Lily is not highly sensitive to temperature changes. But if too much fluctuation occurs, then the plant can grow fewer blooms over time.

To allow your Peace Lily to produce more blooms, you must keep it under the perfect temperature range.

 

7.Lifespan

The lifespan of a Peace Lily is between five to ten years. Although this plant can live a little longer, it does tend to produce fewer blooms as it gets older.

 

Ways to Make Your Peace Lily Bloom

 

Fix Lighting

Your Peace Lily will grow and bloom much faster if it is provided with bright indirect sunlight. Placing your plant close to the window will allow it to avoid direct sunlight.

The ideal places to keep your plant are either the north or west-facing window sills.

The north-facing window provides the least amount of sunlight, but during the summer, the plant can have sufficient sunlight.

However, during the winter season, north-facing windows receive less sunlight, and it is best to move it to a west-facing window.

A west-facing window has lower sunlight than a south-facing window, but it provides enough sunlight for the Peace Lily plant.

But make sure to keep your plants foliage away from the window glass, as the temperature can rise significantly during the afternoon.

 

Provide Proper Fertilizer

You should provide your Peace Lily with a fertilizer that has 20-20-20 nutrient value. This will encourage your plant to grow well.

Providing a fertilizer that has too much nitrogen will encourage only leaf growth and won’t allow enough blooms to grow.

Once you have provided your plant with enough fertilizer, make sure to water it and let the fertilizer drain through the root system.

During the spring and summer seasons, you should fertilize your Peace Lily every two to three weeks. But during the winter season, only fertilize it after every six to eight weeks.

You could also occasionally use coffee grounds as a top dressing. This will provide your plant with extra nutrients.

 

Keep A Proper Watering Schedule

You should water your Peace Lily until you see water pouring out of the drainage holes. Once this is done, let the plant dry up completely before you water it again.

You should aim to have slightly damp soil and make sure it is not too soggy.

If you over-water your plant, then it will start to develop yellow leaves, or the leaves will start to wilt. Severe cases of over-watering can cause the roots to rot, and this can be difficult to solve.

 

Repot Your Plant

Repotting your plant will allow it to receive proper nutrients. First, you have to gently remove the plant from the pot.

Then replant it in a pot that is two to three inches larger than the old one.

Do not place your plant in a pot that is much larger than the previous one since it will cause waterlogging.

Make sure there are proper drainage holes available at the bottom of the pot so that the water can flow out easily.

 

Maintain Proper Temperature

Keep your Peace Lily in temperatures between 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit (15-18 degrees Celsius) during the winter season.

During the spring season, the plant will thrive in temperatures ranging from 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-24 degrees Fahrenheit).

Ideal temperatures range from 68 -85 degrees Fahrenheit in Summer (20-29 degrees Celsius).

If you provide it with these temperatures, then your Peace Lily will produce more blooms.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Peace Lilies and Blooms

 

What should I do with the dead bloom on my Peace Lily?

It is best to cut off all of the dead blooms on your plant as it will allow new ones to grow in their place.

 

Are the flowers on my Peace Lily toxic?

The blooms on Peace Lily are toxic not only to humans but also to dogs and cats. Never try to consume them, and keep away from pets and children.