Spathiphyllum wallisii is a member of the Araceae family. The white spoon shaped ‘flowers’ of Spathiphyllum wallisii are really bracts known as spathes.
When the pale green spathe opens it turns white. This is when the true flowers can be seen on the creamy coloured spike which is called the spadix.
Even when the plant is not in bloom the fresh green pointed leaves make a really attractive foliage plant.
The plant will flower for 4-10 weeks followed by a short dormant period necessary for developing new buds.
Temperature: Warm weather is preferred.
Lighting preference: The plant should be stood in a sunny position in the living room but out of the direct sunlight.
Electrical lighting: It grows well in the light of the rooms
Irrigation of water: Water your peace lily regularly (twice a week in the summer, once a week in the winter) keeping the roots relatively moist.
Humidity: The peace lily prefers a humid atmosphere, especially in the winter – beware of central heating! Stand the plant somewhere cool (around 15 degrees centigrade) in the winter. Leaves that turn brown and faded flower stems can be snipped off.
Fertilization and feeding: During the growing period add feed to the watering can (once a month using fertilizer for flowering houseplants).