Spathiphyllum is a house plant with glossy leaves and has graceful white flowers that bloom between Spring and Autumn.
2 to 3 times in Summer, once a week in Winter.
Feed every 14 days in Summer with liquid house-plant food.
Re-pot in Spring using one size larger pot with peat-based compost.
Division of the clumps at repotting time.
Spathiphyllum is easy to grow. It will survive in low light (reading level). Cold draughts will harm the plant.
Wash leaves occasionally to protect plant from scales and mites.
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.
Suitable for large mixed plantings.
Provide very humid atmosphere but less during resting period from mid-Autumn to mid-Winter.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.