The spathiphyllum, also called the peace lily, is a beautiful, delicate white flower that belongs to the dragonfly family. Despite its scary-sounding last name, this flower has a superb appearance, especially when in bloom.
Its leaves are very fresh, bright green and shiny. The flowers are white with a pointed calla-like tip, and in the middle they have a stiff, candle-like stamen that gives off a superb fragrance. Flowering lasts from spring to autumn, with the flowers lasting up to several weeks.
Spatiphyllum is very easy to grow. It is good to have it at home not only because of its beauty and tenderness, but also because of its purifying qualities. This plant reduces the concentration of formaldehyde, gasoline, gas and carbon dioxide in closed spaces.
Location and Light
Bright light is needed for spathiphyllum. It does not have to be direct, as direct sunlight can damage the colors, but it is important that the room is bright. Darkness and cold cause spathiphyllum not to bloom.
The warm air in the room works great on the spathiphyllum. The ideal temperature for it is between 16 and 21 degrees.
Watering and humidity
In the spring and summer, when the degrees are higher, it is necessary to ensure a higher air humidity in the room. Spray the spathiphyllum leaves without spraying the flowers or place the pot over a container of water.
Watering should be frequent and moderate. Allowing the soil to dry out is not recommended.
The plant is not pretentious in terms of soil. It grows in all kinds of soil mixtures. Ordinary garden soil is sufficient. If you notice that the leaves at the end of the plant have turned yellow or dried, then it needs nourishment. Suitable fertilizers are those for flowering plants.
Transplanting and Propagation
It is transplanted once every 2-3 years in enriched soil and in a wider pot. It is propagated by dividing the shoots or by taking top cuttings.