Spathiphyllum wallisii, Peace lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Peace lily
Family: Araceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowers

Peace Lily is one of the most popular low-growing (2ft) groundcover plants. It has long, glossy green leaves, with waxy off-white flowers that look like the spade of a playing card. The plant grows happily in shade or semi-shade, and the foliage will brighten up even the darkest corners of any garden.

Peace Lily needs to be kept fairly moist and requires regular watering. Make sure to check soil moisture levels and allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Add some organic matter to the soil and water regularly throughout the growing season. Be sure to provide adequate drainage and avoid over-watering to prevent root rot.

In cooler regions, Peace Lily can be grown in a pot and brought inside for cold winter months. When growing in a pot, it is important to keep the roots cool and moist, otherwise the plant may become stressed. During the summer, keep the pot in a shaded area, and provide regular water to prevent the potting mix from drying out too quickly.

Peace Lily is a great choice for any garden, with its ornamental foliage and exotic looking flowers. For best results, it should be grown in USDA Zone 9-11.

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