It will be a real decoration of the house: where to put the spathiphyllum so that it blooms more often
Spathiphyllum is a houseplant that looks great even when it is not in bloom. The lush bush of bright foliage is very decorative in itself. But the snow-white flowers of the plant complement this beauty.
Despite the fact that it is not so difficult to provide spathiphyllum with the conditions necessary for flowering, not everyone succeeds in getting flowers from it. Therefore, OBOZ.UA decided to collect professional tips that will help convince the plant to bloom.
Pay attention to humidity
Spathiphyllum is a tropical plant, so it needs high humidity. If there are problems with this, the leaves will begin to turn brown and dry out. The easiest way to ensure the right level of humidity is to move the plant to a room where there is constant evaporation - in the kitchen or in the bathroom, if there is a window in the bathroom. There, the flower will be both warm and comfortable. A semi-darkened room will not be a problem. The plant is less sensitive to the amount of light than to moisture. If you can't move the flowerpot, spray it daily or place it on gravel in a tray of water.
Do not allow the soil to dry out
The flower can signal that it is time to water it. It immediately withers and drops its leaves if the amount of water in the ground drops below the level it needs. Water the spathiphyllum at this point and it will return to normal in a matter of hours. But experts say that it is better to avoid such signals.
Water for watering spathiphyllum should be soft. It can be settled, filtered or rainwater. And make sure it is not cold. The plant does not like to freeze. Water it with liquid at room temperature.
Protect from excessive heat
Despite the fact that the flower loves warmth, it is a bad idea to keep it near heating appliances. First of all, because radiators dry out the air and remove moisture from the soil faster. Therefore, the spathiphyllum will not only not bloom in such conditions, it may simply die. Also, the flower should be kept away from drafts and air conditioners. Cold air is no less harmful to it.
Keep away from children and pets
No, this advice is not because children and animals can somehow harm spathiphyllum. On the contrary, the flower contains toxins and can cause nausea and vomiting and intestinal disorders in those who ingest its juice. Therefore, when choosing a place for the plant, think about keeping it out of contact with those who tend to chew everything. At the same time, you will protect the ornamental greenery from encroachment.