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Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is related to other aroids, including anthurium and alocasia. The plant has glossy, pointed and oval leaves that emerge from the soil. Typical of the aroids, the white floweres emerge from the leaf stalk surrounded by a cupped white spathe that gradually fades from pure white to greenish or yellow over time. The central spadix is white or yellow. These plants are native to the rainforest of Central and South America.

Light & Temperature: The Peace Lily are shade-loving plants in their native habitats, and in the home they prefer light to moderate shade. Some varieties can withstand more light. They really prefer moist warmth; avoid cold drafts and temperatures below 55° if possible.

Watering: During the summer, water and mist frequently. They thrive with higher humidity. In winter, reduce watering, but never allow the soil to dry out.

Care Tips: The Peace Lily is a striking plant when used in a massed display. They bloom in the spring with long lasting flowers that hover gracefully over the leaves on thin stalks, although they can be forced to bloom in the fall or winter. A very well grown Peace Lily may bloom twice a year, resulting in several months of flowers. All spathiphyllum are vulnerable to bugs including aphids, mites and scale. They are also susceptible to root rot if they are allowed to sit in water. Curled, pale leaves generally indicate too much light. Scorched leaves indicate direct sun. Plants that are not properly fertilized may fail to bloom.

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