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Spathiphyllum Chopin ? Peace Lily
Member Name: Candaria
Date: 29/07/04, updated on 08/03/05 (5204 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans harmful stuff from your air, Flowers all year round, Easy to look after
Disadvantages: None that I have come across yet
I?m not a huge plant expert so bear with me.
I acquired this plant purely because I had grown a small fascination with them and I wanted something to look after. Doing a little bit more research on it I?m sure you?ll be fascinated by this plant yourself.
One of the things that drew me to this particular plant, other than its beauty, was its ability to cleanse the air around you. This lily can absorb potentially harmful chemicals from the air such as stuff found in paints, cleaning fluids, varnishes, and smoke and fumes from cars and cigarettes so this plant will be great if you live in big cities and air conditioning is giving you dry lips and sore throats. Fortunately, your lily will not suffer from absorbing all these chemicals!
The plant originates from South and Central America. Its name Spathiphyllum comes from ?Spathi? meaning spathe or part of the sail like flower, and phylum meaning a spathe like leaf.
It?s a very easy plant to look after with large glossy leaves that (I think) start off being white and slowly turn green. Flowers have white cloak like petal that flower all year round. They?re absolutely beautiful and smell lovely. If your lily does have difficulty flowering you need to put them in less bright light (unlike other flowers where you have to put them in some sun to encourage growth).
The plant is fairly easy to look after; you have to spray the leaves now and again to stop the leaf tips drying out. This also helps clean the leaf and breathing well (by keeping their stomata clear). These plants are also great if you want a bathroom plant. The leaves will droop to tell you they need watering but it?s best you water them before they do; never let the soil get dry. Keep them out of direct sunlight and draughts and above 15°C. It?s also a good idea to fertilise them once a month
I hope t
his helps. Apparently they were voted the second most popular houseplant in the UK so they can?t be all bad.
Personally, I think they?re wonderful. They look very glamorous in my bedroom and I will be bringing them to Leeds with me where the air is a bit more polluted than my Devon home. I also reckon having that extra oxygen around my house has done me good and I totally recommend it. Please just leave me a message if you have any questions.
Hope this helps!