Spathiphyllum peace lily
House Plants

Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

Scientific name: Spathiphyllum

Common names: Peace Lily

Family: Araceae

Genus: Spathiphyllum

Origin: Mexico, Tropical Americas, Malaysia, and Western Pacific

Height: 1 to 6′

Spread: 1 to 5″

Zones: 11 through 12

Sources ​1,2​

Spathiphyllum or peace lily origin map

Plant Care

Sun: Part shade to full shade, diffused light

Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained. Leaves will wilt and leaves will turn yellow when dry.

Soil: Needs good drainage in containers

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: No



Method: Division

Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets and place in soil.


Toxic to dogs and cats.​3​ Moderately poisonous to humans if ingested in large quantities.​2​

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Spathiphyllum (group). Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed February 7, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Spathiphyllum. NC State Extension. Published February 7, 2020.
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