Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the familyAraceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Certain species ofSpathiphyllum are commonly known as Spath or peace lilies.
They are evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves 12–65 cm long and 3–25 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–30 cm long, white, yellowish, or greenish spathe. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive.
Several species are popular indoor houseplants. It lives best in shade and needs little sunlight to thrive, and is watered approximately once a week. The soil is best left moist but only needs watering if the soil is dry.