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How to plant spathiphyllum?

Great female happiness dwells in my apartment. Soon the spathiphyllum will be three years old, the lush bush is just a handsome man, only it rarely bloomed, and the leaves were crushed. A friend advised me to transplant him. Tell me how to properly plant spathiphyllum and how often it needs to be done?

Spathiphyllum or a flower of female happiness is not a very capricious flower, and does not require much attention to itself. In order for it to have a lush hat of shiny green leaves and to please with its flowering, it is necessary to maintain comfortable conditions for development. Constantly observing the plant, it is important to plant the spathiphyllum on time, and when it is better to do this, the flower itself will tell.

Signals about the need for a spathiphyllum transplant


An adult spathiphyllum needs a transplant about once every three to four years. You can understand that this time has come by the following signs:

  • the plant does not bloom for a long time;
  • leaves lose their usual size and shrink;
  • roots begin to protrude from the soil in the pot;
  • the rosette of the flower is wobbling;
  • the lower leaves inside the bush completely dry out.

If the leaves only dry at the tips, this indicates dry indoor air. In this case, there is no need to transplant the plant, it is enough to rearrange the pot and humidify the air.

Preparing the soil and pot for planting spathiphyllum

For transplanting spathiphyllum, ready-made soil is purchased at a flower shop. A substrate for flowering plants or a universal soil for aroid plants is suitable. Add a little sand to the purchased mixture.

Light loose soil can be prepared independently by mixing for this:

  • two parts of sod land;
  • one piece of leafy land;
  • one piece of sand;
  • one part peat.

To improve breathability, add tree bark or coconut fiber, and to fertilize the soil – a little superphosphate.

The new pot for transplanting a flower should be 3 cm larger in diameter than the one in which the spathiphyllum grew earlier. In this case, a wide pot is more suitable than a tall one..

You should not take too large a flowerpot, otherwise the spathiphyllum will direct all its power to the development of the root system, and will not bloom until the roots completely fill the pot.

Preparing spathiphyllum for transplant

removal of old soil

Before removing the bush from the pot, it should be well watered so that the plant is easier to reach. Next, carefully pull out the spathiphyllum and select the old soil and drainage from the roots.

trimming peduncles

Cut off the peduncles, dry and very small leaves with sharp scissors. On old large leaves, tear off the dry parts at the base with your hands. Revise the root system and remove damaged, diseased and very long roots.

dry leaves on an old bush

If an adult shrub is too dense, it can be divided into parts and used to propagate the plant. In this case, it is desirable that the new bush contains several divisions. So young spathiphyllum will quickly grow roots and bloom.

Flower transplant

spathiphyllum transplant

Put a drainage layer on the bottom of the pot and sprinkle some soil on top. Place a plant on it and add soil. It is necessary to transplant spathiphyllum in such a way that the buds (rudiments of aerial roots) on the lower part of the trunk protrude slightly above the soil level. Press the soil a little around the trunk and water the flower. If the soil settles after watering, add a little more.

Spray the transplanted plant with water over the leaves. Experienced flower growers advise holding spathiphyllum for 2 weeks in a greenhouse, putting a bag on the plant. So he will better tolerate the transplant and flowering will come faster..

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