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Scientific Name: Spathiphyllum floribundum (Linden & André) N.E. Br.
Synonym: Anthurium floribundum
Family: Araceae
Snowflower (Spathiphyllum  floribundum)
Spathiphyllum floribundum in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-27
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Tender, will survive in Phoenix in a protected area.

Heat Tolerance: No direct sun in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

Growth Habits: Perennial, 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep the soil moist

Propagation: Seeds, division, tissue culture

Spathiphyllums are very popular house plants. They are easy to care for, and their blossoms last a long time. The Spathiphyllum floribundum is a seldom seen Spathiphyllum from Colombia. It is a small species with a large number of delicate flowers and small leaves.

Cultural Practices:
Spathiphyllums do better with an acid media, rich in organic matters. Fertilize frequently. Many cultivars are sensitive to lack of magnesium which make the leaf edges turn yellow. Iron deficiency can be caused by a soil that is not acid enough, or too cold.

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