Spathiphyllum, Peace Lily 'Sensation'


Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spathiphyllum (spath-ee-FIL-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sensation


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Warrior, Alabama

Mesa, Arizona


Sacramento, California

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Naalehu, Hawaii

Gonzales, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 20, 2008, greenthumb61 from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

I just picked one of these up from The Home Depot here in Flagstaff. It was being sold in a 10 inch nursery pot for 12 bucks (with no mention of 'Sensation'). The plant was a bit on the floppy side and a bit beat up, so I was able to talk them down to 6 dollars. I sure hope I can get it to thrive. It seems to be OK health wise considering it's poor handling and care. I bought 3 bamboo stakes to help keep it upright, and I also cleaned off about a pound of hard water deposits from its leaves. I only became aware of this 'Sensation" for the first time a couple of weeks ago at a local nursery here, and really wanted to get one. Unfortunately they only have one, and they want $160.00 for it! Too rich for my blood. So if I can get it to do well for me, it was a well spent 6 bucks for this 4 ft ... read more


On Jul 19, 2006, gerberalover from Covington, KY wrote:

I am growing it as a houseplant and so far, it is doing very well. I am a notorious indoor plant killer so this is quite an accomplishment. The "flowers" are unusual, long lasting, and quite stunning. The foliage is dark green, the flowers white, a striking combination. I only hope it continues to flourish.


On Jul 27, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This very large Spathiphyllum cultivar varies from all other Spathiphyllum cultivars/varieties by having much larger, lusher, tropical-appearing leaves. They are dark green to somewhat light green in coloration.

The spathes ("flowers") of this cultivar (Spathiphyllum 'Sensation') are also much different than all others. They are much larger and longer in shape, with a pointed tip. They are pure white in coloration (when younger), and usually turn green as they age, although they may sometimes green at a pretty young age. The spathes may also be white for a long time before turning green. The true flowers inside the spathe are tan or light brown in color and is much longer than other Spathiphyllum varieties' true flowers. It has also much more, smaller "ridges" or "bumps" on ... read more