Happy Sunday, chubby-plant lovers! Let's discuss another non-succulent variety of plant for #ThatsNotASucculentSunday
! Thanks so much to @plant_bits for tagging us in this stunning photo set of their Spathiphyllum Domino !
Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia commonly known as Peace Lilies! Peace Lilies are common houseplants with broad, glossy, dark green leaves and charming, white, calla-like flowers. Spathiphyllum Domino is a particularly stunning specimen and the only variegated variety, featuring green and white marbled leaves! This variety grows to around 3 feet (90 cm) tall and can spread 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 M) given plenty of space to grow .
Peace Lilies are fairly easy houseplants to care for, requiring very average conditions! This species will tolerate low-light conditions well, but it won't bloom much, if at all, unless in bright, indirect sun. Direct sun can also be an issue, easily damaging foliage. Peace Lilies can drink a lot of water in the summer! Aim to keep the soil moist but not over watered, allowing it to dry just slightly near the top between waterings. Watch the foliage of your plant when in doubt and this drama queen will let you know when it needs more! Misting the leaves regularly will help improve humidity and keep your tropical plants happy. If the leaf edges turn brown despite misting, as they often do in dry climates, you can supply more humidity naturally by grouping it with more houseplants which release moisture into the air as they breathe, or by setting it on tray of gravel and water. While commonly called a lily, Peace Lilies are not a true lily from the family Liliaceae. True lilies are extremely toxic to cats and dogs, and while unpleasant to ingest, Peace Lilies are just mildly toxic. Additionally, the NASA Clean Air Study found Peace Lilies to clean indoor air of the toxic chemicals benzene and formaldehyde, adding to the general lung health of all who live with one !
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