Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

peace_lily

Spathiphyllum aka Peace Lily or Spath is a native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia.

With wide leaves,  mostly white flowers and over 40 species, Peace Lily is well known for its air-purifying abilities. It’s great at breaking down and neutralizing toxic gases such as carbon monoxideformaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene.

Spathiphyllum is mildly toxic to humans and animals when ingested. The Peace Lily is not a true lily from the Liliaceae family. True lilies are much more toxic to cats and dogs. The Peace Lily contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause skin irritation, a burning sensation in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, and nausea.

Peace lilies love shade and some indirect light. They like a consistent temperature between about 65°F/18°C and 80°F/27°C. Peace lilies like to be watered a lot at once, but also need a chance to dry out afterward. The plant will drop a bit when thirsty, telling you when it needs water. Remember to clean its leaves when dust accumulates.

It’s in my opinion a beautiful plant for the living-room.

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