Free Spathiphyllum Wallisii Plants

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An elegant flowering and foliage plant that is still not enjoying the popularity it deserves. With its lance-shaped leaves on long stems that form a well-balanced habit of growth, the plant is attractive throughout the year. The unusual creamy white, sometimes fragrant flowers provide added beauty for several days in spring, summer and sometimes also in autumn. The Spathiphyllum is long-lived and the growth is easily kept under control. A very dry atmosphere may cause the leaf tips to turn brown, but these can be cut off, taking care to leave a small edge of dead tissue to help prevent further browning. For most homes, S. wallisii is the easiest variety to grow. The larger S. ‘Mauna Loa’ is probably best grown by specialists. It is sometimes used in interior landscaping.

Plant type : Flowering plant with erect habit
Season of interest : Spring, summer and occasionally other times of the year
Size : 30-40cm (12-16in)
Flower : Pointed oval, 7.5-10cm (3-4in), white spathe around knobbly, 5-7.5cm (2-3in), creamy white spadix, sometimes fragrant, on 25-30cm (10—12in) stalk
Leaf : Lance-like, 15-30cm (6—12in), dark green, on 15-30cm (6—12in) stalks
Temperature : 16-21°C (61-70°F)
Aspect/Light : Moderate light away from direct sun
Humidity : Moderate to high
Watering : Evenly moisten compost throughout year, allowing to dry a little before re¬watering
Feeding : Once every two to three weeks with flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Divide plant and pot in houseplant potting compost at 20-21°C (68-70°F) in mid to late spring
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Red spider mite
Availability : Occasionally available throughout year
Uses indoors : Superb plant for feature display on furniture or floor within body of most rooms, including offices
Other varieties : S. 'Mauna Loa’ -larger; can be more difficult to grow