The Spathiphyllum likes a moderately light or shady location, and certainly not in direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 15 and 23 C °.
The root ball must always be moist. Watering about once a week is usually sufficient. The plant can stand with its feet in a layer of water. For a healthy Spathiphyllum it is advisable to add some plant food to the irrigation water once a month.
The Spathiphyllum blooms for around four to ten weeks and then needs a few weeks of rest to develop new flower buds. It is wise to completely cut away the old (green) stalk after flowering. The Spathiphyllum is constantly developing new shoots, which will produce flowers again after approximately twelve weeks. To promote flowering, it may be good to temporarily keep the plant a little drier and place it in a slightly colder place.
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 breathing. These substances are then stored and broken down in the plant or root. During the day, CO2 is also converted into oxygen and the plants bring water vapor into the air, which improves the air humidity.
How much Spathiphyllum should I put in a room so that it is optimally healthy / the air is purified?
Researchers from NASA and others recommend 15 - 18 plants per 180 m3 for a good contribution to a healthier indoor climate. Studies from NASA and TNO, among others, show that plants such as Spathiphyllum not only have an air-purifying effect in the home and in the workplace, but also have a positive influence on human psychology.
Can I also place Spathiphyllum outside?
Spathiphyllum are real house plants. The plants originally come from Tropical Asia and South America and cannot withstand temperatures below 15 ° C and strong winds. We therefore recommend that you enjoy your Spathiphyllum inside.
How long do the Spathiphyllum last?
If the Spathiphyllum are in the right place and enjoy good care, they can be in your home or office for years as an air-purifying eye-catcher.
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 way possible, we recommend that you always consult a physician for internal use.
My Spathiphyllum secretes 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 appear on the leaves. You may be able to place the plant in a somewhat cooler location.
The Spathiphyllum is known for its air-purifying effect.