An evergreen Tropical plant, or evergreen houseplant in colder regions, with large, large, shiny, ribbed, dark green leaves that are shaped like lances.
The white spathe (flowers) are are similar in shape to the Arum lily. (They belong to the same family). From the centre of the spathe a creamy white spike is produced on which are borne tiny flowers.
In tropical areas they can grow to 2m, but as a houseplant approx. 0.5m.
Spathiphyllum kochii is a medium sized variety.