Pitch and care
The Spathiphyllum likes a moderately light or shady location, and certainly not from direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 15 and 23 C °.
The pot ball must always be moist. Watering about once a week is usually sufficient. The plant may stand in a layer of water with its feet. For healthy Spathiphyllum it is recommended to add some plant food to the irrigation water once a month.
The Spathiphyllum blooms for about four to ten weeks and then needs a few weeks of rest to develop new flower buds. It is wise to cut away the old (green) flower stalk completely after flowering. The Spathiphyllum always develops new shoots, where after about twelve weeks, flowers come out. To promote flowering, it may be good to temporarily keep the plant slightly drier and to place it in a slightly colder place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Air purifying effect; How do Spathiphyllum purify the air?
Spathiphyllum purify the air by absorbing various harmful substances from the air through the stomata in the leaf during their natural respiration. These substances are then stored and broken down in the plant or the root. CO2 is also converted into oxygen during the day and the plants bring water vapor into the air, which improves the air humidity.
How many plants optimal; how much Spathiphyllum should I put in a room so that it is optimally healthy / the air is purified?
Researchers from NASA, among others, recommend placing 15-18 plants per 180m3 for a good contribution to a healthier indoor climate. Studies from NASA and TNO, for example, show that plants such as Spathiphyllum in the home and workplace not only have an air purifying effect, but also have a positive influence on the psychology of people.
Outside; Can I also place Spathiphyllum outside?
Spathiphyllum are real houseplants. Originally the plants come from Tropical Asia and South America and can not withstand temperatures below 15 ° C and strong winds. We therefore recommend to enjoy your Spathiphyllum inside.
Shelf life; How long will the Spathiphyllum remain stable?
If the Spathiphyllum are in the right place and are well-groomed, they can be in your home or office for years as an air-purifying eye-catcher.
Toxic plants; Are the Spathiphyllum toxic to humans and animals?
Spathiphyllum are intended for decoration and not for consumption. Although the various plants are produced in the most environmentally friendly manner possible, we recommend that you always consult a doctor if they are used internally.
Drops of leaf; My Spathiphyllum separates drops from the tips of the leaves. What can I do about this and is this toxic?
Spathiphyllum evaporate the water that they absorb with their roots and thereby improve the humidity. This evaporation can be so high that drops are formed on the leaves. You may be able to put the plant in a somewhat cooler place.