spathiphyllum / spatiphyllum
It belongs to the aroid family. Homeland - South America, Polynesia.
General description : Grassy bush, lanceolate, bright, green or variegated leaves grow directly from the ground. Spathiphyllum blooms in early age, the flowers are kept for a long time, up to the moon, they are allowed to cut for bouquets. Flowering can be in spring and autumn, another time all year. Peduncles long (20-25 cm), inflorescence - the ear, owns a snow-white, slightly concave coverlet, over time it becomes pale green. The most common Spatiphyllum wallisii (Wallis Spathiphyllum).
Spathiphyllum moisturizes and cleans the atmosphere of the place.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Spathiphyllum:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil should always be wet. Overflow can be destructive.
Humidity : Loves high humidity, but spray carefully, not falling on the flowers. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature condition : Optimum in summer and winter 22-23 ° С, minimum 18 ° С.
Soil: Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 2 sod, 1 share leaf, 1 share of peat land, 1 share of humus and 1 part of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per week. Fertilizers are suitable for acidic soils, without lime ("Flower", "Azalic", etc.). if spathiphyllum blooms in winter, you need to feed once a moon.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation.
Transplant : In the spring, every year.
Pests : Spathiphyllum is sometimes affected by thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), powdery worms (covered with snow-white cotton-like fluff).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
spathiphyllum - spatiphyllum