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Peace Lily

English Name

Spathiphyllum Wallisii

Scientific Name

Description

Spathiphyllum is a house plant with glossy leaves and has graceful white flowers that bloom between Spring and Autumn.

Colombia

Origin

Araceae

Family

61°F - 70°F

Temperature (°F)

Maximum: 1'7"

Height (feet/inches)

Perennial

Life Cycle

Spring, Summer & Autumn

Seasons

Color

Watering

2 to 3 times in Summer, once a week in Winter.

Feeding

Feed every 14 days in Summer with liquid house-plant food.

Repotting

Re-pot in Spring using one size larger pot with peat-based compost.

Propagation

Division of the clumps at repotting time.

Cultivation

Spathiphyllum is easy to grow. It will survive in low light (reading level). Cold draughts will harm the plant.

Tips

Wash leaves occasionally to protect plant from scales and mites.

Care

A very dry atmosphere may cause the leaf tips to turn brown, but these can be cut off leaving a small edge of dead tissue to help prevent the leaf from further browning. Each flower changes colour from white to green with age. As each one dies, it should be cut off at the base of its stem with sharp scissors. Dead leaves should also be removed in the same way.

Decorate

Suitable for large mixed plantings.

Humidity

Provide very humid atmosphere but less during resting period from mid-Autumn to mid-Winter.

Soil

Peat-based compost.



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