Spathiphyllum (Latin Spathiphyllum) - perennial evergreen plant family Araceae, one of the most popular indoor plants.Spathiphyllum bloom throughout the summer, their large white or white-green flowers look reminiscent of the sails.

Spathiphyllum - heat-loving plants that require careful maintenance.To grow them, you need to create certain conditions in the room.First of all, the air temperature should not fall below 18 degrees.The ideal temperature for Spathiphyllum - 22-23 degrees.Room (greenhouse) should be well lit, but avoid direct sunlight on the plant.Out of the abundance of bright light leaves shade-loving Spathiphyllum blackness.We can not allow drafts and forget about watering.In the summer it needs abundant watering in the winter - a moderate.At the same time it is necessary to spra
y the leaves with an atomizer, covering the flowers and buds.From water spraying flowers turn brown and wither.

Every spring Spathiphyllum should be transplanted into a larger pot.In good soil to add brick chips or charcoal.The ideal soil for plants - two pieces of turf, one - peat, one - leaf humus and one plus one part sand.Do I need drainage: Spathiphyllum do not like stagnant water in the roots.In the period of active growth and flowering pot need to add a special liquid fertilizer.

Trim Spathiphyllum not require, except wilted flowers.Large broad leaves, it is desirable to wipe with a damp cloth dust that they are clean and shiny.

Spathiphyllum resistant to various diseases and pests, but sometimes they may threaten the thrips, mealybug, mites.Parasites may occur because of too dry air, or heat;They suck sap, causing leaves become pale, as if silvered.Coping with thrips help a variety of insecticides, which are sold in specialty stores.They also help in the fight against spider mites.

Cut off the affected leaves and process Spathiphyllum 4 times at weekly intervals.With regard to the mealybug, he never attacks the plant to keep clean.If the scale insects is still there, remove the affected parts, wash the plant with soapy water and treat with an insecticide (eg thiophos ").