Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
***Please Note: This is a terrestrial plant that is suitable for terrarium and paludarium use, but must not be kept submersed or emersed in water. In the case of this plant, it is possible for the plant to grow if ONLY the roots are submerged.***
The Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily is an extremely hardy and versatile plant that thrives in the terrarium, vivarium, or paludarium setting, plus it is a fantastic houseplant!
The Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp. "Starlight") is a tropical evergreen flowering plant that, and it is a very popular cultivar that has been developed through selective propagation and hybridization. Since it thrives in humid environments and has a very elegant appearance, the Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily is also an excellent plant for the terrarium, vivarium, and paludarium. It produces many lovely white, pointed flowers that typically bloom during the spring
The Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily can grow to a rather impressive size of 24 inches (61 cm), so it is an excellent middle or background plant in the terrarium. It can be considered semi-aquatic, but only its roots can be submerged for it to tolerate that condition. When planted traditionally, its soil should be moist, but not soggy. It can tolerate many levels of lighting, but it will do best under indirect or filtered lighting. It may brown under extreme direct lighting.
Specialty fertilizers exist for potted houseplant use, but many such fertilizers can be harmful in a terrarium or paludarium. The Brazilian Starlight Peace Lily is a versatile, adaptable plant and generally does not need supplemental fertilizers in terrarium, vivarium, and paludarium settings.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Fast-growing cultivar
- Produces beautiful foliage and flowers
- Lush growth
- Easy care
- Hardy and adaptable
- Lighting: Full or Partial Shade, Indirect
- Origin: Cultivar of South American species
- Terrarium placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy
- Soil pH: 5.8 - 6.2
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10
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