It is characterized by a very hardy plant and can live for many years with minimal care. For this reason, it is considered one of the most cultivated indoor plants today.
Another feature par excellence is that it is very aesthetic, especially in its bloom. Also, it combines the soft colors of the inflorescence with a bright green hue that comes from the leaves.
Everything a visual feast!
If you are thinking of growing spatifilo, check out the guide that we have prepared.
Light and heat
The first thing we must be clear about this plant is that it does not tolerate too much natural light, so it is a perfect plant to grow in the shade. Pay special attention to the temperature in summer, away from any direct light.
We must keep it in a shady place to develop.
As already discussed, the peace lily is a plant that has a tropical origin, so you will need warm temperatures to develop. Ideally, the temperature moves in a range between 20 and 24ºC.
Caution: If the temperature drops below 15 ° C, the plant could eventually die.
As for the type of land, spathiphyllum care is not very complicated to fulfill. All we need is to make a mixture of sand, compost, and peat.
Note that the roots of the plant are not much developed, so neither will we need to have a pot too large.
We recommend planting it in a small bowl and wait for it to grow. When you can do the transplant to a container or pot a little bigger, but you’ll see there’s no need to be too large.
Unlike other more demanding plants, espatifilo does not need much care as irrigation is concerned. Only we have to water the plant with a frequency of 2-3 times a week.
When he arrives summer, and temperatures rise, things change. In this situation, intraday irrigation is recommended.
At the same time it must be checked if the temperature is not excessive: if it were, we will take a spray and sprinkle with water to keep the plant is stressed out.
In winter, watering the plant can be extended to 10 days, even more.
Although there are many ways to water the plant, we recommend that you immerse the pot (preventing water from reaching the leaves). By the time the bubbles to oblivion, we took the floor and placed it in the proper place.
Thanks to this procedure, we can supply the long series of fibrous roots of a plant; otherwise, it is possible that water did not arrive at every corner.
Others consider espatifilo care
- Cleaning: Probably the most difficult point of care cyclamen. If the sheets are not clean, the stomata become clogged, and the plant can not perform photosynthesis. Clean the plant is not complicated: with a damp cloth should be more than enough.
- Structure: If flowers or leaves appear with a small size, or the tips of the latter are dried, is the indication that you have to change the pot. Usually, this is something we have to do about once a year.
- Diseases: These plant pests will affect how the aphid, mushrooms, mites, or whitefly. Aphids and mites can be counteracted with a mixture of garlic, vinegar, onions, and alcohol. We introduce all these ingredients in a spray bottle and spray.
To neutralize fungi will suffice sprayed with a mixture of water and cinnamon.
- Plant extension: If you would like to divide the plant to get new copies, you will have to wait when you have finished the process of flowering. That’s when the plant will be big and ready to support the process.