Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) Tissue Culture
***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 Peace Lily is an extremely hardy and versatile plant that thrives in the terrarium, vivarium, or paludarium setting!
The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) is a tropical evergreen flowering plant that is native to Central America. It is a very popular houseplant and many cultivars have been developed through selective propagation and hybridization. Since it thrives in humid environments and has a very elegant appearance, the Peace Lily is also an excellent plant for the terrarium, vivarium, and paludarium.
The Peace Lily can grow to a rather impressive size, 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 Peace Lily is a versatile, adaptable plant and generally does not need supplemental fertilizers in terrarium, vivarium, and paludarium settings.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Peace Lily. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest animals or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the terrarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the terrarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your terrarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals or algae
- Produces beautiful foliage and flowers
- Lush growth
- Easy care
- Hardy and adaptable
- Lighting: Moderate to High, Indirect
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Central America
- Terrarium placement: Midground to Background
- Care: Easy
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 11-15
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