|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||12-14 inches|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Suitable as Annual
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
Stolons and runners
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Grow fresh air in your house! One of the best air purifiers is the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum). Listed as one of the “Top air filtering" plants rated on a research study by NASA, the Peace Lily offers greenery, beautiful white flowers, and the ability to remove toxins from the air. Moist soil and moderate sunlight keeps it happy.
|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 12:37 PM
"Spider Plant" is native to South Africa but has become a very common house plant for many. Spider Plants prefer bright light but no direct sun. The plant has long narrow leaves that grow from a central rosette. It produces stolons with tiny white flowers and baby plants that will take root when they touch the soil. It makes a nice hanging basket plant with the pendant stems and baby plants dangling beneath the pot.
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|Posted by tarev (San Joaquin County, CA - Zone 9b) on Sep 10, 2013 9:12 PM
This plant loves our area so much that it grows like a weed. It can take direct sun for a few hours, but it prefers part sun/part shade, especially in our area, where our summer temps rise to triple digits. It has very thick rhizomatous roots and it can conserve its water a lot, so even if you forget to water it for a couple of days, the plant will survive. Easily propagated by the plantlets formed at the end of a stalk. I usually wait for the roots to be more prominent before I sever a plantlet from the mother plant. It prefers to be pot bound and can easily deform or break your pot if it is very tightly growing in it. When that happens you can divide the plant to give away to friends or share with anyone else. Our winters are quite mild, no snow, so my plants can stay outdoors. I just let Mother Nature do the watering at that time. In other seasons, especially from late spring to early fall, watering every other day or daily when temps rise to the 100F's will be helpful for the plant to survive the extreme heat. It is prone to browned tips, I just trim those off, and from time to time I also pull out dead leaves to maintain the appearance of the plant.
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|LizDTM||On September 2, 2017||Miscellaneous Event
Survived summer outside in a shaded area. Put out many, many inflorescences.
|LizDTM||On March 13, 2017||Potted up|
|LizDTM||On March 13, 2017||Obtained plant
|NikkiGerena||On April 28, 2017||Potted up|
|UncleWill||On November 8, 2018||Winterized|
|VelveteenVine||On October 31, 2018||Obtained plant
Was on sale because of halloween themed container!
|bouncyshamrocks||On March 21, 2019||Obtained plant|
|piksihk||On September 1, 2020||Obtained plant
|piksihk||On September 10, 2019||Obtained plant
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