General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Up to 6 inch white spathe surrounding a cream colored spadix.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Peace Lily
  • White Sails
  • Spathe Flower

Photo Gallery
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-05-05
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-02-02

Photo credit: W. Carter
Location: Real Jardín Botanico de Madrid
Date: 2018-04-08

Date: 2021-02-02
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2023-06-29
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2018-11-25
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2020-05-07
This plant is sitting down inside a fountain where it stays consi

By Carlosar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (

y Jerzy Opioła (Own work) [GFDL (

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-02-02
Location: In a friend's garden, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-08
Location: In a friend's garden, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: In a friend's garden, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07

Date: 2021-01-31

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-02-02

Date: 2021-02-02

credit: Prenn
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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jul 10, 2020 9:04 AM concerning plant:
    When grown as a container plant, Peace Lilies need a light, airy potting medium and a container that allows excellent drainage. In a pot without drainage the water has nowhere to go and the soil will become overly saturated, depleting oxygen at root level and causing the rhizomes and roots to rot. Peace Lilies like consistently damp soil and will only survive wet soil if it is adequately aerated.

    One of my Peace Lilies has been sitting in the water of a fountain since 2016 and it is extremely happy. The pump runs 24/7 so the water is constantly in motion as it circulates from the fountain, spilling into a small pond below and then back up to the fountain.
    Thumb of 2020-07-10/plantladylin/1029ab

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dnrevel On June 18, 2008 Obtained plant
Received plant as a part of a memorial for husband's father. Today it continues, in 2021. When given a little more light when summering outdoors, it produces peace lily blooms.
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