Spathiphyllum (aka The Peace Lily)
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
The Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum, is one of the most popular and traditional houseplants. Not only is it beautiful, but its forgiving nature makes it easy to love and easy to care for.
The Peace Lily enjoys thorough waterings and will be sure to let you know when it needs a good drink by showing "wilted" or "sluggish" leaves. After a replenishing water it will perk back up.
Filtered, indirect light is best for this houseplant as full sun can burn the leaves. Due to this nature, it does fantastic in a home or office setting receiving that subtle light.
After the Peace Lily has bloomed and the spathe "the bloom" has turned green, it is best to deadhead the spathe, or cut the stem down so that the Spathiphyllum can continue to produce you new iridescent, white spathes!
Clean the leaves with a damp microfiber (or gentle towel) to keep the dust off. The plant breathes through its leaves and keeping them clean will help aide in growth and overall health of the plant
Among the easy care needs of the Peace Lily, it serves several benefits of being in a home, office, or show room. The Spathiphyllum is well known for purifying the air around it and removing mold, acetone, and other harmful chemicals. Furthermore, it provides humidity and keeps away airborne microbes that can lead to allergies.
A Bit of Symbolism:
For years the Peace Lily is known for its symbolism of purity, sympathy, and healing along with several other symbols. The name "Peace Lily" comes from its white spathe that resembles a white flag of truce. The Spathiphyllum is a wonderful gift for a home or a gift of condolences.
The Spathiphyllum creates its own zen and has been known to provide an overall calm and is rumored to aide in sleep. By keeping the Peace Lily happy and healthy, it will be glad to repay you with the same circumstances.