Place and care
Spathiphyllum likes a moderate light or shady place, and certainly not from direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 15 and 23 ° C.
The soil should always be moist. About once a week to give a lot of water is usually sufficient. The plant may stand with his feet in a layer of water. For a healthy Spathiphyllum is recommended to once a month to add some plant food to the water.
Spathiphyllum blooms about four to ten weeks and then needs a couple of weeks of rest to create new buds. It is wise to completely cut off the old (green) flower stalk after flowering. Spathiphyllum is developing new shoots where flowers come back out after about twelve weeks. To promote prosperity may well be to keep the plant temporarily drier and something to put on a slightly colder place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Air purifying effect; How Spathiphyllum purify the air?
Spathiphyllum purify the air, by including various harmful substances from the air through the stomata in the leaves during their natural breathing. These substances are then stored in the plant or the root and broken down. CO2 is also converted during the day in oxygen and water vapor placing the plants in the air, thus improving the humidity.
How many plants optimally; Spathiphyllum how much I need to put in a room so that it is optimally healthy / the air is purified?
Researchers include NASA recommended to 15 - 18 plants per 180m3 to put a good contribution to a healthier indoor environment. Studies by NASA and TNO show that plants such as Spathiphyllum at home and in the workplace not only have an air purifying effect, but also have a positive impact on the psyche of man.
Outside, I can Spathiphyllum also places outside?
Spathiphyllum are real houseplants. Originally get the plants from tropical Asia and South America and can not tolerate temperatures below 15 ° C and strong winds. We therefore recommend to enjoy right in your Spathiphyllum.
Sustainability; How long Spathiphyllum remain sustainable?
If Spathiphyllum on the right pitch and enjoy proper care, they can live for years as air-purifying eyecatcher when you are at home or office.
Poisonous plants; His Spathiphyllum toxic to humans and animals?
Spathiphyllum is intended for decoration, not for consumption. Although the different plants are produced in the most environmentally friendly way possible, we recommend that when ingested always consult a doctor.
Droplets of leaf; My Spathiphyllum separates drops down from the tips of the leaves. What can I do and this is toxic?
Spathiphyllum evaporate the water they take with their roots and thereby improve the humidity. This evaporation may be so high that there is on the leaves drops occur. Possibly you can put the plant in a cooler spot.