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Spathiphyllum wallisii Regel

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Spathiphyllum wallisii is a plant of the family Araceae. It is a herbacous, perennial plant, very popular among house plants.

It is formed by a densely crowded inflorescence called a spadix which is subtended by one large bract called a spathe. The spadix is generally cream or ivory, but it turns green with age. The spathe is usually white or white with green nerves, turning green with age. Leaves are basal, glossy and somewhat deeply veined, ovate and acuminate.

Natural distribution: Colombia, Venezuela.

Introduced into: Bangladesh, Comoros, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico Southwest, Puerto Rico, Venezuelan Antilles.


Submitted by
Eleonora Pasquariello

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

Dissolved Oxygen


Plant form
Plant type
Plant size
30 cm
Plant growth rate
Plant light demand
Aquarium equipment

This plant needs good drainage, as it is detrimental for this plant to sit in stagnant water. In the biotope aquarium Spathiphyllum wallisii can be uses as part of emerse decoration and placed above water level, however, the soil must be kept moist.

Plant care

Spathiphyllum wallisii is an easy plant to care for. It requires warm tempratures and does not tolerate cold drafts. It does well in bright, indirect lighting – the more light they receive, the more they bloom.

Moreover, this plant removes many toxins from indoor air.

Water care

In the months in which the plant grows, the water can be enriched with fertilizers.