Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum floribundum

Snowflower

profile iconEinblatt (Spathiphyllum floribundum) 7229
by Hedwig Storch (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconEinblatt (Spathiphyllum floribundum) 7229
by Hedwig Storch (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Spathiphyllum floribundum is an evergreen perennial species in the arum family, Araceae. Also commonly known as a Peace Lily or Snowflower, this attractive plant has a tufted habit and produces lance-shaped, shiny leaves with long pointed tips, up to 15cm long. It also has green-white flowering spathes, which measure around 8 cm in length. Native to northwestern South America, this is an attractive foliage plant that tolerates neglect well. It is a popular houseplant due to its preference to a shady location, it adapts well to growing indoors but will flower better with increased light. It is also thought to absorb certain contaminants very effectively from the air. Mildly toxic to humans and animals on ingestion and foliage can irritate the skin.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Division

Divide in the winter once flowering has finished.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Northwestern South America

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Green

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.

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