Spathiphyllum Wallisii | Peace Lily Plant

Spathiphyllum Wallisii | Peace Lily Plant

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

Plant Information

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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Plant Care

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.

Soil: Use well-aerated soil with a good amount peat moss.

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

Pests:

  • Spider mites
  • Mealybugs
  • Scale

Disease:

Poison Information: The peace lily is poisonous, Level 2.