Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is a houseplant with elegant white flowers.
Originally from tropical American forest, it prefers a moist substrate but resists slight drought and requires little light.
There are many species and hybrids, all quite similar in appearance and culture needs.
The leaves are evergreen, slender and dark green, borne on long leaf stems.
Flowering starts in late spring but can occur through most of the year. The flowers grow on a yellow spadix surrounded by a large white spathe. They can be lightly perfumed.
The height may vary from 30 cm to 1 m, depending on the species.
Peace lily, spathe
Amomophyllum, Hydnostachyon, Massowia, Spathiphyllopsis
Spathiphyllum: from the Greek spathe (spathe) and phullon (leaf)
Rain forest in tropical America
Wet pastures, shallow water of open marshes
USDA zone 10-11
Nutritious potting soil
Light or partial shade but no direct sunlight
Water moderately but regularly, the plant prefers moist soil but no standing water in the bottom of the pot.
It enjoys being placed on a water tray so that the aerial humidity is higher.
During the growth period, universal liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks
Room temperature, 18-20 °C. But prefers a cool place in winter, around 15 °C.
Every 2-3 years in spring
By division when repotting in the spring