Interesting Things to Know About Peace Lily Plant
- Author:Tanya Sood Published: 17th December, 2019
The beautiful peace lily plant, also known as Spathiphyllum, is native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Being the plant of tranquillity, it is a popular houseplant. This low maintenance plant is beautiful and has many interesting things about it.
Here are some interesting facts about the peace lily plant:
The beautiful peace lily plant is all about its name. It symbolizes peace, prosperity, tranquillity, solitude and purification. The white flower produced by this plant is a symbol of the white flag, which is internationally understood as a symbol of truce or ceasefire.
As per Feng Shui, this plant balances all the energies and converts negative energies to positive which is why it is recommended to place the plant at home or workplace.
A Plant Of Many Names:
Peace lily has many names, apart from the one we all know. Its botanical name is Spathiphyllum, and some other names are Spath, white flag, white sail plant.
Air Purifying Plant:
In addition to being beautiful, peace lily plants are beneficial to health. They are popular for purifying the air around them. They remove harmful toxins from the air, namely everything from ammonia and formaldehyde, to benzene and trichloroethylene.
Low Maintenance Plant:
Peace lily plants are pretty low maintenance and do not require a lot of attention. All they need is a shady spot and lots of water. It has no overwatering problems. Even if you forget to water your peace lily, it will recover as it is very resilient.
As stated, peace lily plants are known as white sails, it is because of their spathe resembles the sails of a ship. Moreover, many people assume that these white spathes are flowers. But in reality, the flowers of the Peace Lily are tiny which are found on the pointed spadix.
History Of Peace Lily Plant:
The gorgeous peace lily plant was first introduced in Europe, in 1870. The name ‘Spathiphyllum’ has been derived from the Greek words- ‘Spath’ which means spoon, and ‘Phyl’ which means leaves. It is because the leaves are spoon-shaped.
Since peace lily plants are sensitive to cold temperatures, they should not be kept in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, the pollens of the plant can cause allergy.