Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Spathiphyllum



English Name:

Common Name:

Spath or Peace Lily

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Araceae

Name in English: Aram Family

The Plant

Origin: Columbia

Growth Habit: ever green, herbaceous perennial

Flower: spadix enclosed in spathe or leaf-like bract

Blooming Period: no set season, but long lasting.

Leaf: oval or elliptical, narrow to a point on stalks, directly from soil.


Houseplant, flower.

Care and Handling

Soil: good general purpose

Amount of water: sues a lot of water, keep moist . do not let salts build up- salt sensitive.

Nutrition: Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer during the summer months only.

Special handling: contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause skin irritation. Does not need excessive light.

Special feature/remarks:

mildly toxic to human and animals. Cleans indoor air of many environmental toxins.