Common name: Peace lily, Spathe flower, Spathiphyllum
Botanical name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
- [ (spath-ee-FIL-um) spathe leaf; (wal-LIS-ee-eye) named for Gustav Wallis, 19th century German botanist who collected plants in South America ]
Family: Araceae (aroid, or arum family)
- [ (a-RAY-see-ay) the Aroid or Arum family ]
Origin: South and Central America
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. Peace lilies are sturdy plants with glossy, dark green oval leaves that narrow to a point.
The leaves rise directly from the soil. The long-lasting flowers start out pale green and slowly turn creamy white as they open. Keep the leaves clean with water washes to remove dust and dirt. Peace Lily can attract mites, scales and mealy bugs so cleaning will help keep these pests away.
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