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Saturday, 4 April 2015

GROWING PEACE LILY (SPATHIPHYLLUM) IN MY GARDEN

This plant has been in my garden for a few years. Peace Lily is its common name and its scientifc name is Spathiphyllum. The Peace Lily I have in my garden is just one of the many species of Peace Lily. Peace Lily is an evergreen plant and it grows well in warm climate. It is grown both as an indoor plant and garden plant. If grown as indoor plant, it needs to be exposed to bright light. If it is grown as garden plants, it needs to be in partial shade but not under the full sun.
This plant grows easily in normal garden soil. The soil must be moist and well drained. If the soil is too dry, the leaves will wilt and turn black if left too long without watering it. When the plant starts to wilt, it can easily be revived by watering it. Part of the leaves may turn black and need to be cut off.
Peace Lily plant serves as air purifier especially when placed in rooms or offices.
The leaves of Peace Lily plant is green and oval in shape. It can grow to about a foot long and 6 inches wide, supported by a long stalk which is about 10 inches long. The leaves are as shown in the pictures.
The flower "bud" is wrapped in green and it grows out from the middle of the plant on a long stalk. The flower or spathe is raised up above the leaves.
Then it will open to reveal the single white petal flower called spathe with a single finger-like column sticking upright called spadix. The spadix is beige to yellow in colour. The spathe can grow to about 3.5 to 4 inches long and the spadix is about 3 inches long.
The flowers or spathes are very long lasting. From pure white, it will slowly turn to light green and the spadix will also turn to light brown to dark green. If it is not cut off, it will remain until it totally dries up.
A flower or spathe that has turned from white to yellowish green or light green.
I feed my Peace Lily plant fertilizer about once a month or whenever I fertilize the other plants.
Caution: Peace Lily plant is toxic when consumed. The sap may cause skin irritation to some individuals.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,

they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

planted in the house of the LORD,

they will flourish in the courts of our God.

They will still bear fruit in old age,

they will stay fresh and green,

proclaiming, "The LORD is upright;

He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him."

(Psalm 92:12-15, New International Version-NIV)

27 comments:

  1. Good morning Nancy!
    What a gorgeous Peace Lily! Your garden is really beautiful!
    I also have a Peace Lily in my garden.

    Beautiful the Psalm.
    A Happy Easter to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Sonia. Wishing you & family Happy Easter too.

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  2. it's lovely. i've only seen them as indoor plants.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Happy Easter to you and family.

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  3. How great to have them in your garden they are superb!
    Thanks for sharing, keep well :)

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    1. Thank you, Noushka. Wishing you wonderful weekend. God bless.

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  4. I've got a potted peace lily in my home. I've had it for several years, now. I think it's way to cold here for me to transplant it outdoors. Your garden lily is lovely! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Happy weekend to you.

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  5. I had one of these Peace Lilies. For about ten years it lived in my house And it bloomed, too! They are very easy. Mine grew very large! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Happy Easter to you and family too.

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  6. Nancy in my opinion I have one at my flat.

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    1. Gosia, good to hear that. Happy Easter to you and family.

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  7. Thanks for the follow on GFC, Nancy! Following you back. :) Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Tina, thank you so much. Happy Easter to you and family.
      Hugs, hugs.

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  8. Beautiful, Nancy!!! Happy Easter to you. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Happy Easter to you too.

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  9. Beautiful Nancy!! Growing with passion!

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    1. Thank you, Claire. Happy Easter to you.

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  10. Nancy, I have this in my garden too! It's a lovely plant and lately mine has been flowering.

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    1. Phong Hong, it does take a while to flower.

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  11. Thank you for the warning about its sap.

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  12. Mine doesn't have flowers... no peace haha.

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    1. Stacy, don't worry, cut off the old leaves, feed some fertilizer, then flowers will come and peace will come too. hahaha

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    2. OK ok need to try that! Ommmmm....

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