I have had this plant for over 17 years sitting near my kitchen sink near 2 windows. Some say it looks like a peace lily however never had a white bloom on it. This had always been a hearty plant and these spikes would appear sometimes. I have looked for similar plants but haven't had any luck. These growing spikes are what are throwing the search off. If you can identify this plant I would greatly appreciate to know the name and where I can get another one. I live in Michigan and it died from a problem with the window being slightly open when it was below zero.

Wilted after being frozen but spikes are still looking green and lush

This picture clearly shows the spike growth that no one has been able to identify Spikes growing from the plant

The wilted leaf 2 days after the freeze

Wilted leaf

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This is two plants in one pot. A spathiphyllum or peace lily and another succulent plant which I have seen but cannot identify. Possibly a member of the Euphoribiacia family. Many members of the family are quite hardier and would be able to resist the cold temperatures that the spathiphyllum could not


The slender leafless plant shown is a Psilotum, commonly known as Whisk Fern. There are two species in the genus, Psilotum nudum and Psilotum complanatum. Following the key here, yours looks like P. nudum based on the fact that the aerial stems appear to be not flattened and circular to triangular in section.


What color were the spikes that did come up? Can you describe the blossoms? The leaves don't look right for an anthurium, but I know there are a ton, so maybe there are some with that type of leaf?

The other segmented plant could be a rhipsalis. I'm also not very familiar with them but have one. Very trouble free, tough, and low maintenance. I think they are prehistoric, but not entirely sure about that. They are segmented, and break fairly easily at the joints. The one I have gets little white flowers on the ends. The conditions in your window look like it should get enough light to bloom.

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