The picasso peace lily is a commercially rare variant of the common evergreen houseplant. In this article, we explain what it is, where you can buy it, how to take care of it, and some rudimentary troubleshooting.
What Is A Picasso Peace Lily?
The picasso peace lily is a rare variety of peace lily, recognizable by the white and green foliage in the leaves which look like paint strokes. From the center of the leaves grows a creamy white spike, which produces tiny flowers.
The patterns of the green and white leaf variegation is completely random, but can change as the plant develops. This is one of the many reasons why the picasso peace lily is such a highly sought-after plant.
Where Can You Buy A Picasso Peace Lily?
It can be difficult to find a picasso peace lily.
Your first bet should be checking your local plant nursery.
Alternatively, you could look at online flower shops and specialist websites.
You should also keep an eye on places such as Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, and Amazon.
How Do You Take Care Of A Picasso Peace Lily?
The Picasso peace lily thrives in a well-lit environment away from direct sunlight, in slightly moist – but well-drained – soil. To give the best care to your peace lily, you should pay close attention to:
Water: Picasso peace lilies are sensitive to certain chemicals in water. This means that for your plant to be at its best, you should distill any water taken from wells or that are high in mineral content or hard water.
Light: The best place to keep your picasso peace lily houseplant is in the corner of a room for ambient light. Too much light can scorch the leaves, whereas too little can stunt growth – so it is crucial to keep them somewhere in the middle.
Soil: Picasso peace lilies appreciate the humidity, so keeping them in soil that is fast-draining and with moderate water-holding capabilities is perfect.
Temperature: Picasso peace lillies thrive at room temperature in a relatively humid environment. In a room that is not humid, they will appreciate the occasional light misting with distilled water.
Why Does My Picasso Peace Lily Have Yellow Leaves?
If your picasso peace lily has suddenly had a number of leaves turn yellow, especially if they are younger leaves, then this could be due to a lack of oxygen at the roots. This is usually because the plant is being overwatered.
To fix it, you should try repotting the picasso peace lily into a new pot with fresh soil, cutting off any roots which appear dead or feel mushy.
What Are The Black Dots On My Picasso Peace Lily?
The black dots on your picasso peace lily are likely spider mites. To fix this, make sure to remove any dry or dead leaves around the plant, where the spider mites could be living amongst the foliage. Along with that, mist the plant more regularly until the mites are gone.
Why Are The Leaves Of My Picasso Peace Lily Turning Crispy?
If the leaves of your Picasso peace lily are turning crispy, it is likely due to under-watering or low humidity. This is the easiest problem to fix – all you need to do is ensure that the plant is watered more frequently.
With its beautiful white and green leaves, the rare picasso peace lily is truly a gem. If you want to get your hands on one, you should keep a close eye on local nurseries, online specialty stores, plus large online marketplaces such as Etsy, Amazon and Facebook Marketplace.
Once you are the proud owner of such a specimen, keep it slightly moist, in humid conditions, with good indirect light!