Peace Lily 'Mauna Loa'

MYBG-PLML


Type: Plants

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Spathiphyllum

Origin

South East Asia

Family

Araceae

Description

Peace Lily 'Mauna Loa'  is admired for its bold , long, elliptical leaves held on foot long leaf stems. The leaves grow upward and arch outward at their tips. The flower stem can be up to 20 inches long and bears a single, creamy-white spathe.. The foliage and form of a peace lily resembles hostas.

'Mauna Loa' bears unusual blooms, each with a finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a large petal-like leaf (spathe). These are held above the foliage atop leafless stems. The snowy blooms are long-lasting and turn green as they age. Flowering can occur year round but is most prevalent from winter to summer.

Height

2' to 3'

Environment

Place peace lilies in a location where they get filtered light, such as a bright window. North or West facing windows are best as these do not allow direct sunlight all day. In too little light, the plants won’t bloom properly. In harsh sunlight, they become bleached or dry.

Keep evenly moist. Be sure to use a container with a drainage hole and never allow the plant to stand in water.

Mist the leaves several times a week with a spray bottle. Mist your plant more frequently in the summer growing season - the more water you can supply the blooms, the healthier it will be.

Growth may cease completely below 70ºF, but will resume when warmer weather returns.

Any good potting mix that drains well will be ideal for the plant.

During growing, fertilizer with slow-release fertilizer or use a 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer at half-strength every month. Iron deficiency can result in yellowing leaves between the veins—treat with an iron drench.

Eliminates: formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, ammonia, and more

Pests: Peace lilies are sometimes susceptible to infection by aphids, mites, or other small arthropods. Use insecticidal soap to remove pests like aphids or mites. 

 


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