Spathiphyllum are used widely in gardens and homes. They are commonly called Peace Lilies or Madonna Lilies. For a plant that will take some neglect one must look at Spathiphyllums as a good choice. Flowers are always white and stately on the plants.
Homes need greenery as our desire to be involved with nature is strong in all of us. Peace Lilies are so easy to grow for most home owners. As a potted plant in rooms in the home they are excellent needing little attention aside from watering regularly.
Peace Lilies are very easily grown. In gardens they prefer sheltered warmer spaces under trees. Most loose garden soil types suit them well. In homes and surrounds they are very tolerant and forgiving either indoor or in sheltered positions in containers.Watering, keep them constantly moist but not over wet. Some balanced fertilizer is desirable particularly for those plants grown in pots. Slow release fertilizer is good as it continues to release some nutrients all the time.
A sign of dryness is wilting of the leaves which can become pronounced quickly. Even when the leaves droop the addition of water to the plant will bring it back to being upright and strong again. It is one of the few plants that we recommend standing in a saucer which can hold excess water after the thorough watering you give it once a week or when dry.
In gardens most shady gardens are suitable. Flowers and leaves grow without any real attention aside from mulching.
Spathiphyllums in cultivation are native to the jungles of central and South America where they grow either in the ground or as epiphytes where the climate is wet enough. They are widespread in their native habitats.. Many hybrids have been developed over the years. The ones we have chosen are illustrated below.