How to care for Spathiphyllum after flowering. Why you need to immediately cut the stems?
Dec 20, 2019
In recent years, a house plant Spathiphyllum has gained a lot of popularity. Particularly flower came to the liking the fairer floor: firstly, because of the delicate appearance, and secondly - because signs by which good growing and blooming Spathiphyllum says that its owner is happy in his personal life, or very close to that.
I believe in something else: a beautiful and healthy flower Spathiphyllum - the result of proper care of him at home. Of course, many have read about the watering mode "spatika" and feeding, but not everyone knows how to care for the plant when it is, alas, ends the snow-white blooms.
In this article you will learn how to organize care for a potted plant at this time, and why it is desirable to cut the stems before the white sail fade completely.
Withered last "cob". What change in the care?
By the way, a botanical point of view is a flower Spathiphyllum cream "shishechka". A white sail - modified sheet-bract. He needed to attract pollinators to the inconspicuous and unobtrusive in the rainforest flower.
Answering the question of how to care for Spathiphyllum after flowering, to say it bluntly: as before. It is not gloxinia, club that needs to rest. Spathiphyllum is able to bloom year-round and will do so under suitable conditions.
The only caveat - roughly from October to March, reducing the number of feedings. In the phase of active growth (and it comes at a time of the year with long daylight hours) Spathiphyllum fed every 2 weeks. In winter, only one feeding per month.
Why and how to cut the flower spike
According to the canons of the flower, after flowering should be cut arrow. And not only for aesthetic reasons. Cutting off the stems, the owner Spathiphyllum stimulates the growth of new shooter with a bud and leaf-white bract. This means that flowering will be prolonged and cute "Women's happiness" to decorate the house for a few weeks longer.
It works simply. The main goal of flowering Spathiphyllum - not to please the owner (although, of course, florist nice to think so). And give birth. Time cut stems - the plant to signal that something has gone wrong. And spatik try try again!
Know that Spathiphyllum going to fade, it is very easy: white veil gradually begins to acquire a green tint. It's time to take a sharp pair of scissors and carefully cut off the arrow just above the leaf level so as not to damage them. Later stems completely withered, and it can be gently pull or unscrew from the wall outlet Spathiphyllum leaves.
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