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Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum spp.

Also known as

Peace Lilies, Spath

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

70cm

50cm

Min

30cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Peace Lily Overview

Plants in the genus Spathiphyllum are commonly known by the name Peace Lily. They tolerate neglect well, making them a popular houseplant. These plants grow well in shaded conditions but flower better with more light. It's best to keep evenly moist, but can cope with some forgetful watering. Spathiphyllum is a genus of around 51 evergreen, rhizomatous perennial species in the aroid family, Araceae. They are native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia and commonly known as Peace Lilies. These plants are grown for their attractive foliage. They produce a flowering structure known as a spadix, this is a spike inflorescence with small blooms arranged on a fleshy stem and surrounded by a long white, yellow or green-coloured modified leaf known as a spathe. It has also been found effective at absorbing certain contaminants from the air. Mildly toxic to humans and animals on ingestion and the foliage can irritate skin.

Common problems with Peace Lily

Spider mite infestations are more likely when plants are kept indoors.

How to harvest Peace Lily

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Peace Lily

Rhizomes

Gently remove the lily from soil. Remove a rhizome and cut into pieces using a very sharp sanitized knife. Place pieces onto prepared soil just beneath surface. Moisten and place in warm area.

Division

Remove the mother plant from the pot. Divide the existing plant into sections by hand or using a sharp knife if necessary. Each section should have roots and two or more leaves. Plant in pots.

Special features of Peace Lily

Indoor plant

Indirect light and slightly humid atmosphere best.

Pot plant

The plant likes to be slightly pot-bound. Be careful not to over-water.

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Peace Lily

Ideal as a structural house or office plant.

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