Spathiphyllum - Plant

Spathiphyllum wallisii 'Pearl Cupido'
Spathiphyllum

Special air-purifying plant!

The flowers on a peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallissii) are white and give off a very pleasant odour. This variety also has a very striking green tip to the flower. So decorative! Spathiphyllum is also very much liked for its air purifying properties!
The peace lily gives you fresh air!
Our homes all give off significant amounts of harmful gases (see specifics) and this plant's foliage absorbs all of them, in order to just give us oxygen in return! Our home's microclimate is great improved for all when we use these plants. Bakker supplies plants from Air so Pure. This is a company with a fabulous collection of air-purifying plants, specially developed for indoors (homes, offices, schools). Treat yourself to the purified air coming off this beautifully flowering and delightfully scented plant. Supplied in a growers pot.
 
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  • Planting
  • Layer the bottom of a planter with broken crocks or some gravel. Stand the peace lily with nursery pot in the planter.  
    Alternatively, transplant it into a decorative plant pot. Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of broken crocks, add fresh potting compost and place the root ball at the correct depth. Fill with more compost and press firmly down. Water generously immediately after planting.
    You could also just stand the plant in its nursery pot on a saucer and water it there - do not allow it to stand in water longer than a day.
    The plant should be stood in a sunny position in the living room but out of the direct sunlight.
     
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  • Care
  • Water your peace lily regularly (twice a week in the summer, once a week in the winter) keeping the roots relatively moist. During the growing period add feed to the watering can (once a month using fertiliser for flowering houseplants). The peace lily prefers a humid atmosphere, especially in the winter - beware of central heating! Stand the plant somewhere cool (around 15 degrees centigrade) in the winter. Leaves that turn brown and faded flower stems can be snipped off.
    Dormant period
    If your Spathiphyllum wallisii appears to have stopped flowering, reduce watering and stand it in a cooler place (at least 15 degrees centigrade). After a few weeks it can be returned back to its usual place in the warmth. This way the peace lily can flower throughout the year.
     
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  • Specifics
  • Spathiphyllum wallisii is a member of the Araceae family. The white spoon shaped ‘flowers’ of Spathiphyllum wallisii are really bracts known as spathes. When the pale green spathe opens it turns white. This is when the true flowers can be seen on the creamy coloured spike which is called the spadix. Even when the plant is not in bloom the fresh green pointed leaves make a really attractive foliage plant. The plant will flower for 4-10 weeks followed by a short dormant period necessary for developing new buds.
    Sick Building Syndrome
    Various poisonous organic gas particles and solvents are used in the production of chipboard and other parts used in household items such as kitchen cabinets and other items of furniture - or perhaps even as cleaning agents. These items of furniture often need time to disperse the gases contained in them but are often still dispersing when already placed in our homes and offices. This can lead to an actual bad atmosphere that can lead to headaches either in the home or at the office and the phenomenon is known as 'Sick Building Syndrome'.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Spathiphyllum wallisii 'Pearl Cupido'
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green, White
    Light preference partial sun ,  full shade
    Scented deliciously scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height15 - 50 cm
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