why do peace lily flowers turn green

Well-adapted to the high heat and low-light of most indoor environments, a peace lily is considered an exceptionally good houseplant. It tolerates a temperature range between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit but does best in a more moderate range of 68 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid overwatering the plant by allowing its soil to dry slightly between watering sessions.

Peace lily benefits from a balanced, 20-20-20 fertilizer every three months. Keep the plant looking tidy by clipping dead leaves and flowers at the base near the soil line.
Ask the Expert: My Peace Lilly s blossoms are/stay green and never turn white.

Wazzzzupppp? Glenn Plant Expert Reply: It depends on a few things. First we need to know what constitutes a bloom on a Spathiphyllum (peace lily). What most people call the the bloom is actually called a spathe. This structure is similar in shape to a leaf and surrounds the spadix which support the actual flowers of the plant.

The Spathes can range in color from a pure white to a pale whitish green depending on the hybrid. So to determine what is happening with your plant, I need to know a couple of things. Are the Spathes a pale green or a dark green?

Do the spathe s have any white on them? What color is the spadix? Factors you can work with to achieve better blooms: humidity, water light and fertilizer. Giving the plant the humidity and proper water will help make the formation of leaves, spathes and flowers stronger. The right fertilizer and light will help with strength the color and structure of the plant.

So, follow the. Hopefully this will change future spathes from green to white This plant care post was brought to you by. Not in Raleigh NC? Use Flower Shop Network s handy directory of real to find a florist near you!