Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Growzone: 9-11

 Peace Lily is a graceful, peaceful plant that work with any decor. These plants do best when placed in fluorescent to bright indirect light with consistent moisture. 

 

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4" $12.95
6" $19.95
10" $54.95
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Peace Lily is an elegant houseplant that does best with bright, indirect light to flower. The white 'flowers' are actually a spathe or modified leaf that covers the cream colored spadix, a cluster of very small, true flowers. Peace Lilies are not a true lily, rather they are an Arum, or in the same family as Chinese Evergreens, Anthurium, and Elephant Ears. All of these plants have a similarly shaped flower with two parts, spathe and spadix. Peace Lilies are one of the most effective houseplants at removing toxins from indoor air. Of all the plants studied by NASA, Peace Lilies were one of the few plants that removed all of the tested toxins from the air, including benzene, toluene, xylene, trichloroethylene, ammonia and formaldehyde. Peace Lily is a graceful, peaceful plant that work with any decor. These plants do best when placed in fluorescent to bright indirect light with consistent moisture. They stand to dry out some, but do not like to constantly dry out. Peace Lily flowers are a cream colored spadix surrounded by a clear white spathe. The glossy green foliage does well in most living spaces, and actually cleans the indoor air of toxins, including benzene, toluene, xylene, trichloroethylene, ammonia and formaldehyde. Peace Lilies are renowned for their low maintenance care

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History and Naming of Peace Lilies:

Originally from the tropical rain forest of Colombia and Venezuela, Peace Lilies like shadier locations and loves a warm, humid environment. In 1824, Gustav Wallis brought the Peace Lily from the Colombian jungle to Europe. His name is reflected in the Latin name. These elegant plants are best propagated by division, although they do produce viable seeds. Rhizomes produced under the soil can be split up and divided with a sanitized knife, then transplanted into individual containers. Spathiphyllum wallisii is Greek for leaf-spathe, referring to the character of the spathe, which is the white leaf surrounding the cream colored thick, protruding flower cluster.