Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum - Plant
Description for Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily, is a very popular indoor houseplant. It is a clump-growing herbaceous perennial which produces white flowers which look like the hood of a cobra.
Leaves are shiny and glossy, attractive even with no spathes.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Spathiphyllum wallisii||White||Flowers freely||1.00 to 6.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant with an all-purpose potting soil and keep it lightly moist throughout the year. Repotting annually in the spring is good for the lily because it will need refreshed soil.
|Part shade to full shade||well-drained soil||Medium||(18-24Â°C (64-75Â°F)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Peace Lily
- Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not overwater.
- During the winter fertilize every 6 weeks or so.
- If you want flowers to appear, but none have, move the plant to a darker room.
- water at least once a week or allow the soil to almost dry before watering aagin
Typical uses of Peace Lily
Special features: The Peace Lily is no different, if you put it in a bright spot without direct sunlight, growth will be rapid and robust. Of course as the common stereotype states, it will survive, adapt and grow (albeit slowly) even if you pick a darker spot in your home for it instead.
Ornamental use: Peace lilies are sturdy plants with glossy, dark green oval leaves that narrow to a point. The leaves rise directly from the soil. These plants also periodically produce lightly fragrant white flowers that resemble calla lilies. The long-lasting flowers start out pale green and slowly turn creamy white as they open.
Medicinal use: Peace lilies are among the top houseplants used to purify the air. According to the University of Minnesota Extension while all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen as part of the photosynthesis process, peace lilies also absorb airborne pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
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