Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia.  Certain species of Spathiphyllum 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 10–30cm long, white, yellowish, or greenish spathe.

They first came to Europe in 1824 when it was found by Gustav Wallis in the Colombian jungle. Along with the lush foliage, it’s a simple to care for plant and has been mentioned by NASA as one of the plants that will help filter the surrounding air of various toxins. People speculate that the meaning of the Peace Lily name is down to the flowers with the white raised spathe looking like a white flag of surrender.