Spathiphyllum Diamond - variegated peace Lily
Ever popular as a house plant, given to signify friendship this rare beauty is a little different with its variegated leaves. Originally known for being low maintenance, this is a plant that's always has a place on lists of tolerant, tough house plants. Its variegated cousin may require a little more TLC but you'll be rewarded with those beautiful leaves. Featured as part of the original NASA clean air study this gem removes toxins from the air too!
Size: Nursery pot width 14cm, height 50cm. This will fit pots 16cm wide or larger.
Light: As with any variegated plant, light sensitivity is common, too much light will result in browning of white leaves and too little light can cause leaves to revert to green. A source of bright indirect light is required for flowering.
Water: Wilting will occur when this plant is thirsty, try not to let this occur as it causes undue stress. Water once the soil feels dry to the touch and as with all plants ensure there is adequate drainage and the plant is not sitting in water.
Temperature: Happy at room temperature, even in spots on the warmer side but avoid fluctuations caused by draughts.
Humidity: Dry air in our homes doesn't have the humidity a peace lily needs, add a pebble tray, humidifier or group similar humidity loving plants together as they'll create their own moisture in the air.
Feed: This plant doesn't need great amounts of fertiliser, use half strength monthly during the spring and summer growing season.
Care tips: Keep those beautiful variegated leaves dust free using a soft damp cloth. This plant prefers to be slightly pot bound so don't jump to repot this beauty too soon.
Height & Growth rate: A slow growing plant, taking up to 5 years to mature and reach its full height of 2 to 2.5 ft.
Origin: South America