when the Power of Love
will replace the Love of Power.
Then will our world know
the blessings of peace.”
William Ewart Gladstone
In a previous post, Frankenstein of Flora, I wrote about how much I love plants and especially enjoy rescuing them. In the past few months, I’ve added a variety of new plants to our home.
Recently, I rescued from Lowe’s Home Improvement a Spathiphyllum wallisii, commonly known as the Peace Lily. This half-dead plant was cast aside from all the other plants, droopy and in need of some TLC.
I quickly read up on this plant and was happy to learn it is one of the easiest and hardiest house plants. Peace Lilies not only brighten up a living space, but are also excellent at cleaning the air of the room they are in. In fact, a NASA Clean Air Study found that this beautiful and hardy plant cleans indoor air of certain environmental contaminants, including benzene and formaldehyde.
Several Peace Lily species are popular indoor houseplants. It lives best in shade and needs little sunlight to thrive, and is watered approximately once a week. The soil is best left moist but only needs watering if the soil is dry.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance, beautiful house plant, I highly recommend the Peace Lily.