The Spathiphyllum Wallisii, otherwise known as the Peace Lily Plant is characterized by its large dark leaves and beautiful white spathes or flowers. The peace Lily plant originates in South America
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum Wallisii
Nicknames: Peace Lily
Origin: South America
Size: The Spathiphyllum can grow to be as tall as 3 ft, in some cases can grow to be even taller.
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Lighting: The peace lily prefers bright indirect light but can survive just fine in low lighting. If the plant does not flower around early summer this may indicate too low of lighting.
Watering: Allow the top half of the soil to dry between waterings, otherwise, keep the soil lightly moist. Water soil evenly, but do not over water your plant.
Fertilizing: Fertilize your peace lily every other month with regular houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength.
Temperature: Between 65° – 80°F.
Humidity: The peace lily prefers high humidity but average humidity will be fine.
Pruning: When flowers begin to fade, cut these off as close to the bottom as possible without damaging the rest of the plant. Cut any brown or yellow leaves at the base.
Propagation: Use plant division in the spring. Divide your peace lily around every 5 years.
Potential Problems: The leaves will turn a brownish-black when overwatered. Browing tips may indicate dry air conditions
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Poison Information: The peace lily is poisonous, Level 2.