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Spathiphyllum

 

Red Peace Lily

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusSpathiphyllumGreek spathe, the modified leaf that surrounds the flower, and phyllon (φύλλον), “leaf”

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There is a conspicuous lack of information about the identification of these plants. Members of this genus hail from Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, parts of Asia, South and Central America including Mexico, and some Pacific Islands. They do not occur in the wild in North America, except in Puerto Rico. They grow in partial sun to shade, and make good indoor plants.

Identification: Evergreen, 12-72" (30-182 cm) high, and 12-60" (30-152 cm) around. Leaves are dark green, glossy and somewhat triangular in shape. The inflorescence, called a spadix, is the small cylinder in the center. It produces tiny individual florets. The large enclosing “petal” is actually a bract (modified leaf) called a spathe, a kind of protective package that happens to be beautiful as well. In the natural species the spathe is white, but cultivars have produced other colors like this red variety.

Online References:

Spathiphyllum at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Spathiphyllum at the Exotic Rainforest (A comprehensive treatise on caring for these plants)

Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) Species not yet identified

Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) Species not yet identified

Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL Species not yet identified

Spathiphyllum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 Jul 2017.

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Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
≈ 30 × 31" (76 × 79 cm) Species not yet identified

Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) Species not yet identified

Spathiphyllum (Red Peace Lily)

Red Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) · 4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 5 × 6" (12 × 15 cm) Species not yet identified

Range: Zones 11-12:

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