3 grooming mistakes to avoid
Spathiphyllum can bloom for more than a month if properly cared for. Although the plant is considered quite unpretentious, sometimes it refuses to bloom, despite all the efforts of the grower. In this case, expert Kate Lindley (Kate Lindley) advised to pay attention to three factors that may prevent spathiphyllum from blooming.
First of all, the gardener noted watering. According to her, waterlogging is often the main reason for the death of most indoor plants, including peace lilies. Lindley advised watering the spitiphyllum so that the soil was not too wet or too dry. It is necessary to strive to ensure that the soil is only slightly moist. Otherwise, the plant may develop root rot, which will be very difficult to cope with.
“Remember to always check how wet the soil is before watering. It’s best to wait until the top couple of inches are dry,” she added.
In addition, she advised using filtered water for irrigation, as there may be chemicals in the tap that are harmful to the flower, writes Express.co.uk.
Another mistake that prevents the spathiphyllum from blooming is to avoid top dressing. Lindley explained that from time to time the flower needs to be fertilized to stimulate its growth. “Feed weekly during the growing season with a high quality fertilizer to ensure it has all the nutrients it needs,” she added.
In addition, we should not forget that the peace lily comes from tropical forests, so it prefers a warm and humid climate. The gardener advised to satisfy this need of the flower, especially in spring. To do this, spathiphyllum should be periodically sprayed with warm water, and also kept in a room where there is enough sunlight. However, it is important to avoid direct rays on the plant, so as not to burn the foliage. It is also necessary to regularly wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean. This stimulates growth and ensures good photosynthesis, Lindley concluded.
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