Peace Lily Between Four Walls

Peace lilies are one of the most popular indoor plants. It takes very little effort to take care of Peace Lily. Peace lilies not only enhance beauty but also purify the air. The American space agency NASA has included Peace Lily in its list of top 10 air purifiers in a research paper. The study found that Peace Lily reduces the amount of toxins in car air, such as formaldehyde from carpets, by 60 percent; Trichloroethylene from plastic products reduces by 23%; Benzene, derived from house paints, reduces by about 70% and removes xylene-like substances from the air.

Peace Lily (Spathyphyllum) bears the name Lily, but it does not actually belong to the Lillium (Lillium sp.) Family, but to the Kachu or Araceae family. The tree is native to the tropical rainforest of the Americas (the Amazon rainforest in Central America, including Nicaragua and Belize). The rainy humid-warm environment of this forest, the shade of tall and dense trees, the low sun-peek-exposure – this is the ideal environment for growing peace lilies. Our country enjoys warm and humid weather all year round except winter. The Peace Lily is one of the trees that can be planted in the office, bedroom of the house or in the bright rooms of the hospital.

Peace lilies can grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall depending on the variety. The leaves of the tree are attractive dark green. The most interesting part is its white hood-like “flowers”. The white part of the piece lily is not actually a flower. The white petal that surrounds the light yellow or greenish long stem is the flower or the right inflorescence.

Identity: Current Name: Peace Lily. Scientific name: Spathiphyllum sp. Family: Araceae Origin: South America.
Size: Height from one and a half feet to four feet. Added stemless rhizomes. Dark green leaves emerge from the early rhizomes. The main attraction is the dark green leaves and white hooded flowers.

Hard work in care: Very easy, less work.
Lighting: No direct sunlight, bright normal illuminated space. Illuminated area 6 feet or 6 feet away from the north or east side window of the house. When the light is high, the leaves turn yellow. When exposed to direct sunlight, the leaves turn black.
Water: The soil is suitable for satyagraha. The roots of the tree rot in the standing water. When the soil dries out, the leaves actually fall off. If the leaves of the tree fall a little, it should be understood that the tree needs water. The soil is usually moistened once a week. Water should be sprinkled or sprayed in summer. Less water is required in winter. Water that is free of chlorine or other chemicals.

Temperature and humidity: The room temperature should be above 21 degrees Celsius and the humidity should be above 50 percent. The temperature and humidity have to be controlled by keeping the windows closed in winter and spraying excess water in summer.
Fertilizer application: Fertilizer is not required after planting. Organic fertilizers and phosphate fertilizers have to be given before flowering. However, if the flowers are green, the amount of fertilizer has to be reduced.

Diseases: Usually there is no such disease. However, some fungal diseases can occur. May be attacked by mites again. The affected part should be cut off. At the same time suitable pesticides or fungicides are to be given.
Toxicity: Due to the presence of calcium oxalate in the leaves, children have to keep it out of reach. At the same time, the tree should be kept away from pet dogs or cats.

Benefits: Eco-friendly indoor plants recognized by the International Space Research Organization NASA. Releases indoor air from formalin, xylene, benzene and trichloroethylene. Within the house with less effort, can be observed without direct sunlight. Internationally popular for long lasting attractive white flowers.

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