Spathiphyllum floribundum or better known as peace lily is sold everywhere as the perfect house or office plant. There's something about the way it purifies the air or some such.
When I think about how many of the plants at Hoe & Shovel actually started out indoors it's kind of comical really. When once they tire of air conditioning and poor watering/lighting habits we take a little trip outside to see where they might be happier and live a longer life. This scenario has been the case with schefflera, ficus, bromeliads, palms, ferns, anthurium, and spathiphyllum.
Such is the story of the Spathiphyllum pictured above that cheerily greets visitors up the walkway to my front door. Back in the early part of spring I thinned out this grouping to transplant several of the rhizomes in the very back garden. Those are also blooming surprisingly but not so much foliage yet as I cut it all off when I moved them. By this time next year they should be nice and full.
I kid you not --- this bloom (above) measures 14" long and 7" wide. Reminds me of something out of the amazon. This grouping of spathiphyllum is closer to the front door hugging the wall to the left of the walkway. Its stands at 4 feet tall... which means the blooms and some of the equally ginormous leaves can be seen from inside the living room window. I like that.
A view of the same bloom straight on.
So when you get tired of the care of an indoor plant or in this case the plants get tired of being inside... give them new life ... outside. Not only will they be happier but these plantings are much easier to care for in their natural habitat rather than in messy situations indoors.