Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp) Care

How to care for peace lily

At a glance     What is peace lily?     Description     Cultivars     Care     Propagation     Pests and diseases     Uses

At a glance

Family Araceae
Botanical name Spathiphyllum spp.
Common names Peace lily, White flag, Cupido peace lily, White peace lily, Espatifilo, Mauna Loa, Snowflower
Lifespan Perennial
Habitat Tropical rainforests
Growth habit Clumping
Mature height 30 – 120 cm
Flower colour
White, green
Leaf colour
Green, variegated
Native to Americas and Southeast Asia
Toxicity Toxic to pets
Soil Moisture-retaining
Humidity High
Propagation Division
Care level Easy

Read more

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’) Care

Boston fern care

At a glance     What is Boston fern?     How to care for Boston fern     Propagation     Repotting

At a glance

Family Lomariopsidaceae
Botanical name Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis
Common names Boston fern, Fishbone fern, Tuber ladder fern
Lifespan Perennial
Habitat Coniferous forests
Mature height 50 – 150 cm
Flower colour
Leaf colour
Green
Native to Americas
Toxicity Pet friendly
Soil Moisture-retaining
Humidity High
Propagation Division
Care level Easy

Read more

Is Mistletoe Toxic to Dogs?

Is mistletoe toxic to dogs?

Mistletoe (American and European) is toxic to dogs. The toxic properties are viscumin and lectins – (V. album), and toxalbumin, pharatoxin, viscumin – (P. serotinum), which can cause gastrointestinal upset, low blood pressure and low heart rate. What is mistletoe? Botanical name Phoradendron serotinum (North American) and Viscum album (European) Common names Mistletoe, English mistletoe, … Read more

Christmas Plants and Their Toxicity to Dogs

Christmas plants toxic and non-toxic to dogs

Christmas plants and pets

During the Christmas period, many homes are decorated with plants. Knowing which ones are safe and which ones are potentially dangerous can save pet owners an emergency trip to the veterinarian. This list includes some of the most common Christmas plants and includes the toxic properties.

Although many of the plants are labelled non-toxic, ingestion of large amounts of any plant matter can cause gastrointestinal upset.

Read more