If you’ve ever wondered if a peace lily plant could be grown outside, then this blog post is for you! We will discuss how to care for your peace lily and whether or not it can survive outside. The answer may surprise you.
Can a Peace Lily Live Outside?
Yes, peace lilies can live outside, but only during the summer months. They will need to be brought inside when the temperature starts to drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
It depends on where you live. If you live in a place that is always warm, like Florida, then you can leave your peace lily outside all year long. If you live in a colder climate, then you will need to bring your plant inside during the autumn/winter months.
When growing a peace lily outside, it is important to place it in an area that receives partial sun exposure. This means the plant should receive at least four hours of indirect sunlight each day.
It’s important that the peace lily doesn’t receive too much sun or it will start to scorch the leaves. If you live in a hot climate, it might be best to place the plant in a shady area.
How Do You Take Care of a Peace Lily Outside?
Here’s what you need to know if you want to take care of a peace lily outside:
Be sure to water your peace lily plant regularly, especially during the summer months. You can tell if the plant needs water by checking the soil. If it’s dry, then it’s time to water the plant. A moisture meter can be helpful in knowing when the plant needs water.
Too much water can kill a peace lily plant. If the soil is too wet, then it will cause root rot and may lead to your plant dying. It’s important that you water sparingly during the winter months, as this can also be harmful to plants.
This is especially true when keeping peace lilies outdoors because there is rainfall to be mindful of, which can water the plants for you. That’s why you may want to watch the forecast in your area before watering your plants.
It’s important to use a soil mixture that is well-draining. You can test the drainage of your soil by filling a container with potting mix and adding water until it starts to overflow. If there are no pools of standing water, then you have good draining soil.
Peace lilies do best in moist but not soggy soil. You can improve the drainage of your soil by adding sand, perlite, or vermiculite to it. To add moisture, you can add peat moss to the soil mixture.
It’s also important to fertilize your peace lily plant regularly. You can use a balanced fertilizer or one that is specifically made for peace lilies. Fertilize the plant once every month during the summer months when the plant is growing.
There should be no need to add fertilizer in the winter months. Your plant will be resting during that time, which means you shouldn’t fertilize.
When growing a peace lily outside, it’s important to place the plant in an area that receives partial sun exposure. This means the plant should receive at least four hours of indirect sunlight each day.
You can leave the plant in an area that receives mostly shade for most of the day. Just make sure that the plant isn’t receiving direct sunlight for too long if you want to avoid the leaves from browning.
You can’t control the temperature when you keep a peace lily outside. However, you should keep an eye on the temperature to make sure that it’s not too hot or too cold. The plant will tolerate temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, but it might start to suffer if the temperature gets much higher or lower than that.
Outside Peace Lily FAQ
Peace lily plants are beautiful, but they are hard to take care of if you don’t live in the right way. As such, I will now answer some FAQ about growing them outside.
Can I keep my peace lily plant outside all year round?
It’s not recommended to take your peace lily outside year-round. You should only place it outdoors in the summer and bring it back inside in the autumn when nighttime temperatures begin to drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Inside is best because the conditions are easier to control, but you can take your peace lily outside if you want. The key is to make sure that the plant gets enough sunlight, water, and nutrients to survive.
Are peace lilies invasive when planted outdoors?
No, peace lilies are not invasive when planted outdoors. However, they can become quite large, so you’ll need to space them out accordingly. I prefer to keep my peace lilies controlled in their own containers at different locations.
Can you put a peace lily outside in the summer?
Yes, you can put a peace lily outside in the summer. In fact, this is when it will get the most sunlight and grow the best. Just be sure to bring it back inside before nighttime temperatures drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Also, be mindful that the sun is very powerful during summer, which can scorch the leaves on your plant. Keep it in a spot where it will get some shade during midday hours if you don’t want to risk burning them!
In conclusion, you can grow a peace lily outside if you’re in the right climate. However, it’s important to give your plant all of the things that it needs to survive because otherwise, you might end up killing off your beautiful houseplant!
I recommend keeping an eye on the temperature, sunlight, and water levels to make sure your peace lily is doing well. If you follow these guidelines, your plant should thrive.
Still, I always prefer to keep my peace lilies inside where I can more easily control the conditions. Thanks for reading!
Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.