Spathiphyllum wallisii

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Peace lily

  • Botanical name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
  • Common name: Peace lily
  • Family: Araceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Evergreen
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Spathiphyllum wallisii, or peace lily, is a low maintenance houseplant with glossy green leaves and occasional white flowers, which are called spathes. They usually appear in spring and summer, as well as sporadically throughout the year.


Peace lilies like a bright spot out of direct sunshine but will also tolerate some shade. Water regularly, keeping the compost moist but not wet. The leaves have an alarming tendency to droop if the plant is short of water, but the plant usually recovers after a few hours once this is remedied.


Spathiphyllum wallisii likes humidity, so you could place the plant on a tray of moist pebbles. Snip off any dead flowers or old, yellow leaves to keep it looking good and repot every spring.

How to grow Spathiphyllum wallisii

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade

Spathiphyllum wallisii and wildlife

Spathiphyllum wallisii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Spathiphyllum wallisii poisonous?

Spathiphyllum wallisii can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Spathiphyllum wallisii