Refers to the family of aroids. Homeland - South America, Polynesia.
General description : Grassy bush, lanceolate, bright, green or mottled leaves grow directly from the ground. Blooms spathiphyllum in the early age, the flowers stay long, until the moon, they are allowed to cut for bouquets. Flowering can be in spring and autumn, another time all year round. Peduncles long (20-25 cm), inflorescence - ear, possesses a snow-white, slightly concave veil, over time it becomes pale green. The most common is Spatiphyllum wallisii (Spathiphyllum Wallis).
Spathiphyllum moisturizes and cleans the atmosphere of the place.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Spathiphyllum:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil must always be damp. Overflow can be disastrous.
Humidity : Adores high humidity, but spray carefully, without getting into flowers. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : Optimum in summer and winter 22-23 ° С, minimum 18 ° С.
Soil: Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of humus and 1 part of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a week. Suitable fertilizers for acidic soils, without lime ("Flower", "Azaleas", etc.). If spathiphyllum blossoms in the winter, you need to feed once a moon.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation.
Transplantation : In the spring, annually.
Pests : Spathiphyllum is sometimes affected by thrips (grayish points appear on the leaves), mealybugs (covered with snow-white cotton wool).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
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