Q – What is the best location for my Spathiphyllum?
A – Certainly not in full sunlight. Preferably in full or partial shade, and ideally somewhere with a temperature between 15°C and 23°C.
Q – How often do I need to water it?
A – Make sure that the soil does not dry out. It is therefore best to give the plant a little water twice a week. (This plant requires less water if placed in a darker spot than if positioned somewhere with more light.)
Q – Does the plant need frequent fertilising?
A - No. In the summer just once every two weeks, and once every four weeks in the winter.
Q – Can I spray the leaves?
A – Certainly, your plant will love it!
Q – My Spathiphyllum has a few blooms that have finished flowering. What should I do with them?
A – It’s best to snip them off once the flowers start to turn brown.
Q – How long will a Spathiphyllum flower?
A – A Spathiphyllum will flower for approximately four to ten weeks.
Q – How does a Spathiphyllum purify the air?
A – Plants breathe just like people and animals. They breathe through minuscule holes in their leaves. The Spathiphyllum filters harmful substances out of the air, storing them in their stalks and roots where they are then broken down. This alone makes the air cleaner, but the Spathiphyllum does even more: it releases oxygen (O2) and improves the humidity of the air.
Q – How many Spathiphyllums do you need to purify the air in your home?
A – Good question. We have investigated this for you. For optimum air purification, the experts recommend a maximum of one Spathiphyllum per cubic metre of living space. This is probably more than you were planning on using. Say your living room is 5 metres wide, 7 metres long and 2.5 metres high. That’s 87.5 cubic metres. Naturally, you won’t be buying 87 Spathiphyllums, but around ten or twelve is enough for very good air purification.
Q – Does the Spathiphyllum stop purifying the air once it has finished flowering?
A – No, it will keep on purifying the air, as the leaves have the main air purification effect. You can therefore leave the Spathiphyllum where it is.
Q – What do you mean by a long-lasting plant?
A – If you give the Spathiphyllum a good position and the right care (which isn’t difficult at all), you will be able to enjoy it for at least six months.
Q – Yesterday I saw droplets on the leaves of my Spathiphyllum. Are they poisonous?
A – No, not at all. That's perfectly normal. They are just water droplets formed as the moisture absorbed through the plant’s roots evaporates.
Q – When I bought my Spathiphyllum, it had white flowers. Now, six weeks later, the flowers are turning green and brown. Is this normal? And what can I do about it?
A – Yes, this is perfectly normal. Simply snip off the flower stalk with the brown flower, as low as possible.
Q – Does the Spathiphyllum flower all year round?
A – No, the natural flowering period is from January to September.
Q - What should I do with limp leaves?
A – Give the plant a little water, and see how it recovers. Ensure that the root ball of your Spathiphyllum is always kept moist, and keep it away from draughts and the cold. If the plant has gone without water for too long, it will recover but will not fully regain its beautiful form .