View Full Version : How much light does Umbrella plant need?(Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Axis of Weasel
01-31-2008, 11:50 PM
This site says medium light

this site says very intense light

01-31-2008, 11:57 PM
not a true aquatic plant, will eventually rot.

02-01-2008, 12:34 AM
not a true aquatic plant, will eventually rot.

Exactly, Algenco. Maybe we should post a list of plants sold as aquatics but are not? I mean many of them last for weeks and some months and months underwater, but do eventually fail. I wouldn't want folks to think the death of the plant was their fault.
I'll start the list, add to it if you have more.

Dracaena sanderiana (Striped Dragonplant, Temple plant)
Acorus gramineus (Japanese Rush)
Hemigraphis colorata (Red or Chrimson Ivy)
and that Peace Lily the original poster had (S. wallsii)

Those are the three I have seen for sale as aquatic plants. If you can add more, please do. I see the Dracaena all the time in shops.


Lady Hobbs
02-01-2008, 12:46 AM

Since you'll be making a list, here are more you can add.

Axis of Weasel
02-01-2008, 01:51 AM
grr!!! I thought I'd filtered out all the non-aquatic plants from my list.

anyhoo, here are some plants I found at the local Petco (blah) that are sold under aquatic when they really arent. I hate that place. I wish there were more stores around me (and i live in Manhattan!)

Lady Hobbs's link has most of them already. LH thanks a bunch, you're very helpful as usual.

*Trichomanes javanicum (Aqua fern)
*Ophiopogon japonica (Kyoto)
*Dracaena sanderiana (White ribbon)
*Dracaena variegatus (Gold ribbon)
*Selaginella wildenowii (Peacock plant)
*Spathiphyllum wallisii (Umbrella plant)
*Japanese rush
*Mondo grass

02-01-2008, 01:59 AM
you must remember, they also sell plants for terrariums, which is what those are.
check everything at www.plantgeek.com

02-01-2008, 02:01 AM
I have two large ones in pots, they like their roots wet, and lots of light, but DONT get the stems below water or they will rot.

they are more of a "swamp" plant.

02-01-2008, 02:18 AM
Mondo grass is often sold as an aquarium plant. I think there is an aquarium type, but most is not.