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Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum cvs.
Pronunciation: spath-ih-FILL-um
Common Name: peace lily
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, elliptic to lanceolate, dark glossy green with prominent venation; inflorescence spadix surrounded by singular bract on an upright, narrow stem.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching, Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central America, Garden origin, Mexico (S. cochlearispathum or S. wallisii x ???)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Note that there are many similar looking species in this genus that are also called peace lily
peace lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Sinuate

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month

Fruit Type: Berry (true), Multiple fruit, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Yellow, Green
Fruiting Time: Jan, Feb
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Other
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Low indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Root rot, Scale insects,
Specific Pests: leaf spots,bacterial soft rot
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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