Polski
русский
Українська

How and when to prune peace lily so that there are more flowers

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Proper pruning will help the spathiphyllum bloom more actively

Spathiphyllums have gained such a good reputation that they are called peace lilies. The plant is one of the most effective air filters, it is credited with positive energy that attracts happiness to the home, and in addition, it blooms very beautifully without requiring much care. However, for lush flowering and a spectacular appearance of the bush, experts still advise pruning the plant from time to time. Therefore, it is important to know how and when to prune spathiphyllum correctly.

The Express turned to indoor plant expert Vladan Nikolic to find out all the nuances. According to him, if the plant looks healthy and all its leaves are in good shape, you don't need to worry about pruning. But when it starts to lose color, turn yellow, brown and wither, then the leaves and branches need to be removed. This will help prevent the problem from spreading further.

The expert also advises to carry out the procedure for spathiphyllum and for other plants during the active growing season. This way, they will restore their appearance more easily. If you prune them in winter, it will take much longer to recover.

How to prune spathiphyllum

Make sure that you use disinfected secateurs or scissors for the procedure so that you do not transfer diseases and pests from other plants. It is best to treat the tool with boiling water or steam. To remove a leaf or a shoot, get to its base and cut it off at the very root.

Cut off not only diseased leaves but also wilted flowers. This way, the spathiphyllum will not waste energy on them and will bloom more intensely and abundantly. Moreover, you can even remove flowers that have just shown signs of wilting: this only encourages the plant to bloom even more actively. If the flower stalks have already dried up, they can be easily pulled off by hand.

In any case, wear protective gloves when pruning spathiphyllum as the plant contains toxic calcium oxalate. In addition, after completing the work, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before doing any other tasks.

Subscribe to OBOZREVATEL on Telegram and Viber to keep up with the latest news

Other News

How to decorate a yard to the envy of all neighbors: the best flowers for hanging pots

How to decorate a yard to the envy of all neighbors: the best flowers for hanging pots

The most important thing is to choose flowers that you like and that are in harmony with your exterior
Perfect for a picnic: fried chicken wings in honey and soy sauce

Perfect for a picnic: fried chicken wings in honey and soy sauce

Serve with green onions and sesame seeds