June 2015: the Peace Lily is Houseplant of the month

 

 

June 2015: the Peace Lily is Houseplant of the month
June 2015: the Peace Lily is Houseplant of the month

The official name of the Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum, is derived from the Greek words for spathe and leaf. The plant has received extra attention over the last few years through the NASA Clean Air Study. They were researching how to purify the air in space stations and the Peace Lily turned out to purify air better than the average plant.

The Peace Lily is an easy care plant. The plant prefers a light position, out of the bright sunshine with a temperature of 18-22 °C. Give the plant regular lukewarm water. If the leaves are starting to wilt, the root ball has dried out. The plant loves a regular spray with lukewarm water, as well as plant food.  Regular removal of dead flowers is also recommended. To bring the plant into flower year after year, a winter rest period is necessary. Place the plant in an area with a temperature of around 15 °C, for six to eight weeks in a light position and it will soon flourish again. In the summer, the plant can go in the garden or on the patio, but watch out for bright sun.

We have a selection of Peace Lilies in the shop, call in to have a look at these beautiful, easy-to-care-for plants!