Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tip Tuesday: Peace Lilies Offer More than Simple Beauty



(picture from "Houseplants and their Benefits"

http://www.squidoo.com/healthy-houseplants#module13479529

"Did You Know?"  
Peace Lily plants do more than just pull double duty as lovely house plants - they're beautiful in full bloom AND plain with their dark green leaves, but they also act as an air
purifier in your home, to absorb and even prevent mold spores, so a great place for them to live is in the bathroom (according to this site:)

I recently purchased a peace lily to place at the church altar in honor of some very special ladies I know! ;)  Afterwards, I put it in my office. Then while I was on vacation during July 4th, it wasn't watered for an entire week.  I thought it was a gone-er when I went back to work, but after a trimming of dead leaves and flowers plus a good dousing of water, it sprang back to life.  I'll be buying a few more of these plants, plus a few more plants referenced in this site, like Gerber Daisies, Rubber Plants, and many others.

UPDATED PIC
THESE PLANTS ARE TOUGH!
HERE'S MY PEACE LILY, AFTER A 
3-DAY RE-HYDRATION PERIOD.
LIKE NEW! I'LL TELL YOU, THE
LEAVES WERE FLAT AS A PANCAKE
(BUT NOT BROWN - 'CAUSE BROWN= DEAD)
SO IF YOU HAVE ONE, DON'T GIVE UP ON IT!
WATER IT WELL AND PLACE NEAR A SUNNY WINDOW :)


4 comments:

  1. Hi

    I don't do well with houseplants. It is a pretty plant though. I do have a African Violet that I've not killed yet.LOL

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    1. Hi Jennifer! so glad you can keep an A.V. going - I've tried several with no luck. I'm not a real green thumb, but the peace lily will live happily in a very sunny room, near a window. Thanks for coming by to comment.

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  2. I didn't know that! Thanks for the tip! I actually am terrible with plants. It's not a matter of if I will kill them, it's when I will kill them. I still have one alive in my home from my FIL's funeral in April. I'm really proud of myself. :)

    Have a great rest of the week!

    Tammy

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    1. Hey Tammy! I have 2 plants that live in my M. Bath - an ivy for about 11yrs now, and oddly enough, a Christmas cactus :) that's the only well lit window in my house where they won't get turned over by anybody Ha! Thanks for popping over for a visit!

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