Common name: Peace lily, White sail plant, Spath

Native to: Americas and South east Asia


Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. They are evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves 12–65 cm long and 3–25 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–30 cm long, white, yellowish, or greenish spathe. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive. Can be underplanted in shady areas, in borders or as pot plants indoors. It's also worth knowing that the plant also filters out five dangerous toxins from the air (benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia).Peace lilies are one of the most beautiful plants, if only for the dark green foliage that gracefully arches over, but also for the gorgeous white blossoms that develop on top of slender, straight stems. The contrast between these blooms and the dark foliage is what makes peace lilies so beautiful.


Spathiphyllum spp.

  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to shade

    Flowers: No flowers

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, large dark green arching leaves forming a clump

    Growth habit: Clumping plant

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant, likes humidity as well and likes to be misted

    Height: Up to 1 metre

    Spread: Up to 1 metre

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Can be underplanted in shady areas, in borders or as pot plants indoors.


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