Most of the 36 species of this genus of evergreen, rhizomatous
perennials come from tropical America, but some are native to
They are lush, with dark green, oval leaves that stand erect or arch
slightly, and beautiful white, cream or green flowers resembling
arum lilies that bloom reliably indoors.
A NASA study of sick building syndrome found spathiphyllums among
the top 10 plants for their ability to clean the air in offices.
Flowering colors: Cream, Green, White
Position: Shaded, Semi-Shaded
Cultivation: Grow in loose, fibrous, porous potting soil in filtered
light away from the sun.
Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not soggy.
Propagate by division.
They are generally pest free.
Too much light may turn the foliage yellow.