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Spathiphyllum wallisii

White sails

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGreen white
  • Leaf ColourShiny dark green

Description

Spathiphyllum wallisii (White sails). This is a dwarf species with clusters of glossy green, lance-shaped leaves on reed-like stems. A white spathe produces tiny, creamy white spadices of fragrant flowers which are tightly packed around an upright spike.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Peace lily

Origin

South 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

Cultivation

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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite

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