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What is the meaning of the peace lily?

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The peace lily can have different meanings, such as hope, peace, purity, prosperity and innocence. This plant's genus is Spathiphyllum, which is a Latin word that means "peace and prosperity." It is a sympathy flower that symbolizes a deceased person's soul as being in a state of innocence and peace.

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What is the meaning of the peace lily?
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In Christianity, the white peace lily plant is a symbol associated with the Virgin Mary and the season of Easter with its theme of rebirth. It also symbolizes Christ's resurrection from the dead.

The peace lily plant has bright green leaves and white flowers that are also popular houseplants. In feng shui practices, the peace lily is said to neutralize or balance radiation emissions from televisions and computers; it is also utilized to balance a home's energy to establish a sense of peace and serenity.

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