House Plants/spathiphyllum

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ggh wrote at 2012-10-25 00:47:26
Spathiphyllum is one of the best interior plant around but The statement "It is almost like a cactus" is blatantly wrong. This is a tropical understory rainforest plant. It prefers even moisture in the pot. If you see the foliage start to droop it needs water. Do not let Spathiphyllum get "cactus" dry. Letting the pot get dry will cause leaf tip and root tip burning. The leaf tip burning you will see, the root tips you will not but either way the plant does not like it and shows it.  



A little TLC will keep your Spathiphyllum healthy and blooming for months. But alas, it is not something you need to pass down to your children. Enjoy the beauty then compost and buy another one!  


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I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.

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I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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