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Spathiphyllum Genus

Peace lily

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Description

Spathiphyllum genus (Peace lily). There are about 35 species of evergreen, rhizomatous perennials, which are grown for their foliage and flowers. They will produce lush, dark green, oval leaves that stand upright or slightly arch. The flowers are white, cream or green, and resemble arum lilies.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

Indonesia, Philippines, N, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 15C. You can grow in loose, fibrous, porous potting soil with filtered light. You must water regularly, to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or summer.

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