Scientific name: Spathiphyllum petite
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 30 cm (7.87 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South America
How fast these plants grow: Slow
Recommended substrate: Gravel
Demands on lighting: Medium
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Petite Peace Lily
This plant can be propagated by taking cuttings or allowing the flower to produce seeds. If taking cuttings break off the bottom two pairs of leaves to reveal a length of bare stem. This can now be placed carefully into the substrate taking care not to crush the stem. In a few weeks the cuttings will develop a root system to create new plants. Seeds collected can be set in pots as normal but the compost must be kept very moist for them to germinate.
This plant is not a true aquatic species but it is often used in terrariums or shallow tanks. The flower stems need to be out of the water. It is also a very popular house plant but in aquariums it does have a fairly short lifespan compared to most of the other species.