Imagine decorating the house with a plant that carries the word "peace" in the name? Good right? For you can do this by using the lily of peace. This very popular plant in interior decoration is the right choice for those who want to create a green and positives corner in the house.
The lily of peace or white flag, as it is also known, is a plant native to South America, that is, tropical climate is with itself. But make no mistake about thinking that the Lily of Peace likes to live in the sunlight, on the contrary, the king star can burn the sensitive leaves of the plant. For this reason, the most recommended is to cultivate the lily of peace in a warm place, but that is humid, shaded and airy at the same time.
The lily of peace, scientific name Spathiphyllum wallisii, stands out for the intense and bright green of its leaves. The elongated shape of the leaves is another great attraction of the species. Another characteristic - and curiosity - of the plant that deserves to be mentioned are its white flowers, or rather, white spikes. That's right, the flowers of the lily of peace are those elongated ears, and the white leaves that the great majority considers as flowers are actually bracts, that is, a differentiated leaf that accompanies the flower in order to protect it and highlights -over there.
How to Plant the Lily of Peace
Peace lilies can be used in flower beds in outdoor areas, in internal gardens or individually planted in pots. Easy to be planted, the lily of peace does not require large vases, as it grows no more than sixty centimeters high.
To plant the peace lily, make sure to keep the soil well drained, lining the bottom of the pot with gravel and sand. Use a piece of substrate close to the ground to ensure a fertile and well fertilized soil, if you prefer you can add earthworm humus to the soil.
Then simply place the plant in the center of the pot and fill with the rest of the earth. The best time of year to plant lilies of peace is in autumn and winter, when the plant is dormant. About a month after planting it will already be possible to notice new buds and leaves appearing in the pot or bed.
The lily of peace blooms in the spring and summer months.
How to Care for the Peace Lily
The lily care of peace involves two essential factors: watering and enlightenment. The lily of the peace appreciates moist but not soaked soil, so it is essential to guarantee three to four watering a week. In times when the humidity of the air is higher touch the earth to know if the soil is in need of more water. On hot days sprinkle water on the leaves.
The lighting is also decisive. Choose a well-lit place, but away from the sun's rays. Too much sun can burn and even kill the plant.
Feed the lily of peace every six months with organic fertilizer - it can be earthworm humus - and compound NPK 10-10-10.
Whenever you notice dry, burned leaves pruning, you ensure the vigor and strength of the plant.
And if you notice that the peace lily is showing many burnt and dried leaves, watch out for the care the plant is receiving. Too little water, too much sunlight and too much fertilization can damage the lily of peace.
How to insert the peace lily in the decoration
The lily of peace is one of the best species of plants to be grown indoors, because it does not require direct lighting, favoring cultivation in indoor areas.
The vibrant green of the leaves and the white of the flowers form a rich and full contrast of life for the decoration. Therefore, use and abuse of this species to compose the decoration of the different environments of the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom, through the living room, the bedrooms and the office.
The lily of peace is also very versatile and matches with the most different styles of decoration.
Another positive feature of the plant for decoration is that it can be used in pots or in flowerbeds both inside and outside the home. Can you choose to make a hanging garden and even a beautiful winter garden with the lily of peace, or who knows even lining that space under the stairs with the plant? Options are not lacking.
And speaking of options, how about giving now beautiful ideas of how to use the lily of peace in the decoration? We have selected 65 pictures to enlarge the photos, come and see us:
65 decorating ideas with lily of the peace
Picture 1 - The pebbles beside the vase leave the lily of peace even more zen and with an oriental touch.
Picture 2 - And if the plant is of peace, nothing better than a vase adorned with angel to strengthen this characteristic.
Picture 3 - Here, the peace lily rests softly on the wooden dresser.
Picture 4 - But who wants to print a more elegant and sophisticated look to the lilies of the peace can opt for ceramic vessels, like that of the image.
Picture 5 - How many lilies fit your decorating proposal? Here are many and all accommodated in the square vase of cement.
Picture 6 - Want to ensure an extra highlight for the peace lily vase? Then place it on a stool or other furniture in your home.
Picture 7 - Always have a space in the house to receive a lily of peace.
Picture 8 - Mix the lily of peace with other foliage in the same vase; just remember that all plants must have the same characteristics of cultivation, since they will share the same space.
Picture 9 - Curtain of Peace Lilies! A delight to the eyes and to the soul.
Picture 10 - If you have a lily of peace more grown up place it directly on the ground, but in a prominent place.
Picture 11 - Garden suspended of lilies for the modern environment.
Image 12 - Neutral decorations welcome the vibrant presence of the Peace Lily.
Picture 13 - In the outer area remember to protect the lily of the peace of the rays of the sun, for this plant it the shadow of bigger species.
Picture 14 - That extra charm that every room needs to have been guaranteed here with the presence of the lily of peace on the side table.
Picture 15 - A successful trio for the lobby.
Picture 16 - In the room of the couple, the lily of peace marks a subtle and discreet presence.
Image 17 - Ensure light and water in the right measure for the lilies of peace; they will reciprocate with beautiful white flowers.
Picture 18 - In addition to decorating, the lily of peace still helps to purify the air of the environments.
Image 19 - There is no decoration that does not match the lily of peace.
Picture 20 - To highlight the sober and neutral decoration, a green and lush vase of peace lilies.
Picture 21 - In that room, only the lily flowers were used in the decoration.
Image 22 - And in the external area, the plant was used in two different ways: flower pot and flower bed.
Image 23 - Tropical vase.
Image 24 - The choice of the vase is fundamental to close the decor with golden key.
Image 25 - A modern vase of peace lily to contrast with the ethnic and bare environment.
Picture 26 - The giant vase of peace lilies steals all the attention of this decor.
Image 27 - Peace lilies in a modern and sophisticated version.
Image 28 - Ever thought of using the lilies of peace in the decoration of parties? Look how it is!
Image 29 - The window guarantees all the luminosity that the peace lily vessel needs to develop.
Picture 30 - Decorate the room with the lily flowers of peace.
Picture 31 - The naturally hot and humid climate of the bathroom is the ideal place for growing lily of peace indoors.
Picture 32 - All the delicacy of the lilies of peace in the decoration of the ladder.
Picture 33 - Which room does not look prettier in the presence of peace lilies?
Picture 34 - Appreciate the sideboard of your house with a beautiful and delicate glass of peace lilies.
Picture 35 - A tip is to combine the material of the vessel with the predominant materials in the decor; in the case of the image, the glass.
Picture 36 - Books and lilies: an inspiring combination for the day to day.
Picture 37 - Between mirrors.
Image 38 - Trio of delicate and modern peace lilies for decoration.
Picture 39 - Use arrangements of peace lilies to decorate the center of the dining table.
Picture 40 - Be romantic, modern, classic or rustic, the peace lily goes well with any of these decorating styles.
Picture 41 - Enjoy the natural moisture of the bathroom to cultivate your peace lilies.
Picture 42 - Add life and color to the white decor using peace lilies.
Image 43 - The larger the vase, the more lilies will bloom in your home.
Image 44 - The wooden background forms a beautiful and unusual contrast with the metallic vessel of the lilies of peace.
Picture 45 - Complete the decoration of the outside area with a vase of peace lilies.
Picture 46 - A huge window to bathe the peace lily vase with lots of natural light.
Picture 47 - The lily of peace also brings comfort and warmth to the environment.
Image 48 - And if you prefer a more rustic decoration with the lily of peace use wicker or straw vases.
Picture 49 - The can that turned pot gives a special charm to the lilies of peace.
Picture 50 - Leave the most cozy reading corner with a peace lily vase.
Image 51 - Peace lily to bring freshness and life to the bathroom.
Image 52 - Succulents and lily of peace dividing the same space.
Picture 53 - A different and unusual vertical garden for the double room.
Image 54 - Here, the lily of peace integrates a kind of altar, mystical and sacred.
Picture 55 - And if the decor is of the retro style, count on the help of the lily of the peace to reinforce the proposal.
Picture 56 - Give that "up" in the visual of the dining table with the vase of peace lilies.
Picture 57 - In this integrated environment, the lilies of peace are pure elegance and sophistication.
Image 58 - But they are also the right bet for rustic and laid back decorations.
Image 59 - Assemble a diversified arrangement with flowers and leaves, among them the lily of peace.
Image 60 - When it comes to decorating with plants, there are no limits; here were used four vessels of peace lilies.
Image 61 - A simple dinner can become glamorous with the presence of peace lilies.
Image 62 - Modern and minimalist? The lily of peace is also for you!
Image 63 - Indirect lighting highlights the peace lilies vase placed at the head of the bed.
Image 64 - The kitchen counter also deserves to receive a vase of peace lilies.