Spathiphyllum wallisii is part of the Araceae family and is native to Venezuela and Columbia.

It is considered a classic houseplant which soaks up extra moisture from the air if you have some damp. S. wallisii has dark, glossy leaves and an inflorescence that is composed of a spadix (long pointy part) and a tear-shaped spathe (looks like a white petal sheath). They can grow to about 60cm in height and spread. 

 

The genus Spathiphyllum means leafy-spathe.  The specific epithet wallisii is named after Guztav Wallis, a collector in the Andes for the William Bull nursery in Chelsea.

 

Pot size: 12cm pot

Height: Approximately 40cm

 

Available in other sizes.

 

Secrets to success

 

Temperature: Between 12-24°C.

 

Light: Filtered sun, can handle some shade.

 

Water: Between spring and autumn, keep this one moist. Allow the top to dry out in winter.

 

Air Humidity: Spathiphyllum prefer higher humidity, this can be achieved by placing on a tray of watered pebbles and using a humidifier.

 

Fertilising: Use a balanced liquid fertiliser every two weeks between early spring to late autumn.

 

Potting mix: Use a well draining mix containing pumice or perlite.

 

This plant is toxic; keep out of reach of pets and children.

Spathiphyllum wallisii 'Torelli'

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