The Spathiphyllum Sensation, are low maintenance plants with large, glossy, ribbed dark green leaves. The larger version of the peace lily, this plant is commonly kept in households and makes a perfect statement plant. It is an easy to care for plant which is also perfect to give as a gift. Nevertheless, it can also be grown outdoors with adequate shade and to avoid direct sunlight that may scorch its leaves. It is also known to be able to clean indoor air toxins which is why they are also popular office plants.
- Plant height:
- Medium – 7 to 10 inches
- Large – 1 feet or more
- Pot diameter: 8 to 11 inches for all sizes
It was in the late 19th century when it was first discovered growing in the wild in Central America. They belong to the Araceae family with over 50 different cultivars. Spathiphyllum Sensation is one out of thirty six species of tropical evergreens. It is also considered as one of the largest spathiphyllum because of its large leaves. The name Spathiphyllum is derived from the Greek words spath (spoon) and phyl (leaves) because of its spoon-shaped leaves.
This indoor plant in Manila thrives best in medium to bright indirect sunlight. They can tolerate low light as well, but expect slow growth. Be careful not to expose them to harsh direct sunlight as this might scorch its leaves. Recommended watering schedule is once to twice a week or when its leaves start to droop. Allow the top 2 to 3 inches to dry out before watering again.
Propagating this Sensation for sale in Manila is pretty straightforward using the root division method. This should be possible while repotting as these indoor plants produce new stems over the long run. Once you’ve desoiled your matured plant, you will see new offshoots apart from the mother plant. You can simply separate these stems cautiously by hand and plant them into independent pots. Care for your cuttings as you would with an ordinary Sensation, and roots should begin to show up following 3 weeks to about a month.