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Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa'
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peace lily 'Mauna Loa'

'Mauna Loa' is an evergreen perennial to 90cm, with lance-shaped, glossy dark green leaves and fragrant, arum-like flowers with ovate, pure white spathes to 10cm in length; spadix creamy-white

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested, skin and eye irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Spathiphyllum are evergreen rhizomatous perennials with lance-shaped leaves and tiny white flowers borne in a dense spike within an ovate, white, hood-like spathe

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less compost. During growth, water and mist freely; maintain a high humidity. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Pot on when root growth has overfilled the container. Suitable as a houseplant

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 23-27°C when ripe or in spring. Propagate by division in winter or immediately after flowering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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