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Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum cannifolium
Pronunciation: spath-ih-FILL-um kan-nih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: peace lily
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, most elliptic, dark glossy green with prominent venation, blade about half wide as long, 8-16 x 25-40 cm; inflorescence spadix surrounded by singular bract up to 22 cm long, on an upright, narrow stem.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

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, South America
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 with S. wallisii being the most common.
peace lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acuminate, Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Sinuate

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:
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
Fruit Colour: Yellow
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Other
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts, Seed
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
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not needed
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