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Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’

Peace lily

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  • Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourShiny dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Spathiphyllum ‘Mauna Loa’ (Peace lily). The perennial variety will produce leathery, lance-shaped glossy, mid-green leaves about 30cm. The flowers will bloom in oval white papery spathes, and are surrounded by white spadices which are borne intermittently turning green with age.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Indonesia, Philippines, N, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

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

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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