Peace lilies are a part of the philodendron family, and are sometimes called spaths, a shortening of their Latin name. These plants feature shiny, lance-shaped leaves of dark green and occasionally send up unusual flowers. The most noticeable part of the bloom is the white spathe or bract. Inside the spathe is a white or pale yellow spadix, which is the true flower. # Peace lilies symbolize peace, prosperity, tranquillity, solitude and purification. # Feng Shui recommends placing of peace lilies at home or workplace, to balance all the energies.