Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum (Liebm.) Engl.
Cupido Peace Lily, Peace Lily, White Peace Lily
Hydnostachyon cochlearispathum, Hydnostachyon longirostre, Massowia heliconiifolia, Massowia lanceolata, Spathiphyllum heliconiifolium, Spathiphyllum lacustre, Spathiphyllum lanceolatum, Spathiphyllum liebmannii, Spathiphyllum longirostre
Bloom Time: Year-round
Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum is an evergreen herbaceous perennial, usually up to 3.3 feet (1 m) tall, rarely up to 6 feet (1.8 m). Leaves are glossy green, elliptical to lanceolate, up to 26 inches (65 cm) long (including petiole), and up to 10 inches (25 cm) wide. The large white inflorescences bloom year-round and persist for up to a month.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Peace Lilies like indirect light and shade, making them ideal for indoor environments. They're even known to do well in offices with fluorescent lights and no windows! South- or west-facing windows tend to be the best locations for Peace Lilies, providing the right mix of sunlight. Your Peace Lily will tell you if it's getting too much light. Yellow leaves indicate too much light, while brown streaks are a sign of scorching from direct sunlight. Move your Peace Lily if its leaves exhibit these signs.
Peace Lilies are more tolerant of under-watering than over-watering. Keep plants evenly moist by watering when the soil feels dry to the touch. Take care not to over-water. If your tap water has a lot of chlorine, leave it out overnight to allow the chlorine to evaporate. Peace Lily leaves also enjoy a good misting, which you can do when you water throughout the summer.
Watering is another area in which your Peace Lily will communicate with you. If leaves begin to droop, it's time to water, and your plant won't be any worse for the little bit of wear.
This species is native to southern Mexico.
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