Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii; White sails

Why we love Pippa

With her long glossy leaves and simple white flowers, Pippa is an elegant beauty. She’s also a tough cookie that will live happily even in fairly low light.

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

An easy way to water her is to put her in the shower once a week. A few minutes under lukewarm water (not hot) and she’ll be thrilled. Let the excess drain off.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Spathiphyllum wallisii


Peace lily; White sails

Plant type

Indoor; tender perennial

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)

30-40cm; 50-70cm; 90-110cm

Pet/baby safe

Toxic to cats and dogs

Nursery pot size

12cm; 17cm; 23cm

About Peace lilies

As you may have guessed from their love of steamy conditions, Peace lilies are native to tropical rainforests, specifically those of South and Central America. It’s thought they were brought to Europe some time in the late 1800s and they’ve adapted well to the UK’s less than tropical conditions.

As exotic as they look, their light and water needs are modest. They cope in quite low light, though prefer indirect light, and as long as their humidity needs are met they’re generally happy and should flower throughout spring. As well as being an elegant beauty, this plant is a hardworking air-purifyer.

Did you know?

In the Chinese art of feng shui, Peace lilies are considered an aura purifier. So if your aura is feeling particularly spotless after buying one, that’s why.