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Peace lily

Spathiphyllum spp.

Spath, Spathe, Snow Flower (Eng.)

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A genus of about 40 species native to the tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Producing flowering spadix they are surrounded by long white, yellow or greenish spathe. This evergreen herbaceous perennial is grown as a popular houseplant due to it's preference to a shady location. It has also been found to absorb certain contaminants from indoor air.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Rhizomes
Gently remove the lily from soil. Remove a rhizome and cut into pieces using a very sharp sanitized knife. Place pieces onto prepared soil just beneath surface. Moisten and place in warm area.
Division
Remove the mother plant from the pot. Divide the existing plant into sections by hand or using a sharp knife if necessary. Each section should have roots and two or more leaves. Plant in pots.

Special features

Indoor plant
Indirect light and slightly humid atmosphere best.
Pot plant
The plant likes to be slightly pot-bound. Be careful not to over-water.

Geography

Origin
Columbia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Ideal as a structural house or office plant.

Personality

Family
Araceae
Flower colour
White, Yellow, Green
Scent
Mild

Problems

Mealybugs, spider mites, aphids, scales

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