Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’

Family: Araceae

Countries: Americas, Central America, Colombia

Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ (‘Spapril’) (PBR) is a regular sized Peace Lily plant that has been bred to produce larger sized flowers.  This plant displays a more floriferous habit with a greater number of flowers held during each flowering period, as well as more frequent flowerings.  Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants grow up to around 70cm (2.2ft) tall.

Grow Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ in a warm room, where your plant will enjoy stable temperatures that are unlikely to drop much below 15C (59F).  Avoid growing this Peace Lily near your front door or in a draughty room, where the temperature fluctuates, as this is a tender plant.  Ensure Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ is never exposed to winter temperatures that fall below an absolute minimum night time temperature of 13C (55F).  Keep your plant in a warmer room, if possible.  My Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plant is thriving inside my home where the temperatures usually range from 17-21C (62-69F) in wintertime, and from 18-28C (64-82F), in summertime.  When you are deciding where to position Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’, avoid placing this plant near an oven, stove, or open fire.

Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ is a versatile houseplant that will grow happily in a room that enjoys bright, indirect light.  I’ve also grown Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ successfully in rooms with lower light levels.  These plants are incredibly versatile and will be happy growing in most rooms, but Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ won’t flower as readily when grown in deep shade; as the plants require bright light for maximum flower production.

I grow my Peace Lilies in groups together with other houseplants that favour similar growing conditions; this creates a more humid environment and is beneficial both for this Peace Lily and my other houseplants.  I also give my Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plant a light misting of rainwater a few times a week.  These plants do enjoy humidity and appreciate being misted; regular misting is especially important if you are growing your plant as a single plant, as the humidity levels around your plant will naturally be lower.  If this is the case, mist Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ every morning.

I prefer to water all my houseplants with rainwater, as it’s so much better for the plants; I collect rainwater from the roof of my home, my greenhouse roof, and my shed roof.  Our tap water contains salts and isn’t ideal for plants.  When Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants need a water they will start to droop their leaves.  Take care to water your Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plant as soon as you notice the plant’s leaves sagging.  Before your water, touch the compost with your finger to check the moisture levels, as this will help you get to know your plant and determine when to water.

Overwatered Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants show similar symptoms as thirsty plants; overwatered plants usually slouch their leaves, produce yellowing foliage and generally bring a miserable air to your home!  Allow your Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plant’s compost to dry out a little before you water your plant again – these plants don’t want to have compost that is continually wet – it’s important that the plant’s compost is able to be watered and then dry out a little before being watered again.  I advise watering Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants using a watering can or jug to water the compost around the outside of the plant, avoiding the crown (the centre of the plant).  In spring and summertime, Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants require more water and are more resilient, but during autumn and winter these plants prefer fewer waterings and tend to look somewhat ragged when the plant’s crown gets too wet.  The plants growth rate slows in autumn and wintertime and picks up again in springtime.

Repot Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ plants in springtime.  Take a pot that is one or two sizes larger than the plant’s previous container; choose a pot with holes at the base to allow water to run out of the base of the container.  Having holes in the base of the pot also enables more air to reach your plant’s roots, which is essential for your plant’s health.  Spathiphyllum wallisii ‘Bingo Cupido’ thrive in peat-free composts.  I have grown these plants successfully in composts containing blends of homemade garden compost, peat-free bagged composts, leaf mould, composted bark, and coir.

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