Spathiphyllum sp. (Various hybrids)

Spathipyllum also known as Brazilian sword is an attractive rainforest plant that makes a lovely addition to the large terrarium, or as a house plant. It is unfortunate that it takes a long time to die in the aquarium, which has lead to its wide spread use as an aquarium “decoration”. If given good conditions, above the water, it will produce beautiful white “calla lily” shaped flowers. It is also a good candidate for use as a riparian plant, with just the roots in the aquarium, and the stems and leaves above.

Common Name:      Brazilian sword

Family Name:           Araceae

Native To:                 Cultivars

Lighting:                  Moderate

Requirements:        Undemanding

Growth Form:          Rosette

Growth Rate:            Moderate

True Aquatic:            Terrarium or houseplant

Placement in Tank:  Mid - background

Available As:              Bare root, Potted