Spathifylum, the second name of which sounds like “Women’s Happiness”, refers to the most popular plants used for interior design. Despite the relative ease of care, bushes often suffer from various diseases, which, of course, leads to a change in their appearance. How to deal with it, it is important to know every flower.
In a healthy state, spathifylum has wide leaves covered with rich green glossy skin, as well as elegant snow-white flowers. Therefore, the fact that something is wrong with the plant is quite simple to determine by the state of its parts. For example, Dangerous symptoms include blackening sheets in the edge zone, as well as the appearance of dark or brown spots on their surface. The yellowness and pale plates also suggest that spathifylum sick. The same applies to the situation when the tip of the leaf dries.
Abnormal is the lack of flowering or a state when the flower grows poorly and practically does not develop.
Often “female happiness” becomes victims of diseases immediately after arriving from the store. First, in the store, the flowers live in saturated substances substrate, but by the time the soil purchase may already come to the state of depletion. Secondly, the need for adaptation to a new microclimate leads to a state of stress. As a result, the leaves are withering and twisted or change their color.
Many symptoms of diseases turn out to be the result of incorrect care, which, in turn, leads to the development of diseases. When they are too dry air, the leaves of the spathyllum just black. This usually happens when moving to the heating season, when the level of humidity in the room drops significantly.
Fortunately, the problem is eliminated quite simply – it is enough to install additional humidifiers next to the pots, as well as enter a regular spraying of the flower, conducted twice a day.
Excessive watering leads to moisture storage in soil. As a result, the roots of the plant rot, and the sheets also darken. If the rotation is caused only by incorrect irrigation, it is enough to normalize the care system and additionally eliminate the deceleration parts of the spathifylum. If the leaves drooped, then this is, on the contrary, it suggests that irrigation is not enough. Probably, It needs to be done more regular and simply preventing drying more than a third of the height of the tank.
If the sheets become dry around the edges, and then twist, then, most likely, the reason in the supercooling. The plant either suffers from a strong jacket temperature at night or from drafts. Plates in this case are covered with black stains with yellow edging. If the spathimilum started and lowered the leaves, the problem lies in insufficient watering.
Specialists recommend in this case to change the use of irrigation method to lower the flower pot into the water temperature container.
If the gardener sees that “women’s happiness” dies because of the blacks, and then dying leaves, most likely, the flower stood for a long time in the cold and significantly froms. Resuscitation should be stepped and including several important areas: From removing blackened parts to a certain irrigation and feeding. Green flowers – a symbol of what they fade. In this case, nothing is required, just cut off the blooming together with the inflorescence.
By the way, if yellowing, drawn and after the adult leaves already dies, it may be absolutely natural phenomenon. “Women’s Happiness” throws out already taking their particles already, so that young and developing sheet plates remain.
When spathifulum is sick of rot from the base, the symptoms are manifested in hard-to-reach places, so it is often unable to detect quickly. However, the illness is traveled up: the rot is striking the leaflets that first begin to turn yellow, and after and dry out. Sometimes only one part of the plant is subject to the disease, and the second remains green and healthy. In this case It is still important to determine the development of rot, otherwise it will move to the roots.
The reasons for the appearance of root rotes include planting a flower into a small acidic soil, as well as excess irrigation and the lack of opportunity for soil to dry. Determine the disease will be able at the state of the leaves – first they pale, then start shrust and fad. If you inspect the roots, it will become noticeable that they soften and covered with scales.
Phytoofluorosis is manifested as well as rotting from the base of the stems. The disease is born on the root neck of the flower and then it simply follows the top, hitting all the large spathilum areas. There is such a disease due to fungus, rapidly multiply in wet soil.
How to distinguish from pests?
No less often “female happiness” is subjected to pest attacks. If very small yellow specks appear on the sheets, which are after losing color and begin to dry, it is not about diseases, but about a spider melting. Insects themselves live on the lower surface of the leaves, appearing from the height of the high temperature indoors. Yellow points – a signal to the fact that it is time for spathifilums to treat soap solution or mineral oil.
If the specks are already drying out, you will have to use the Akarin or Phytoverm.
The effect of Tlima comes to dryness and twisting the sheets, since this pest is powered by a plant juice. It also lives on the bottom surface of this part. You can fight the tool again with soap treatments or spraying nicotine sulfate dissolved in a liter of water. It is important to remember that when processing soap the soap, it is necessary to protect with polyethylene to prevent the impact on the root system.
Dark spots that appear not only on the sheets, but also on the stem, most likely are the consequences of the attacks of the shield. You can cope with this pest using a mixture of tobacco and soap divorced in water. If the pests have already reached the visible plant, then first they will have to be mechanically removed from the leaves by using a wooer.
A torment worm is the easiest to eliminate the self-impregnated rag with alcohol.
You can take advantage of the tincture of citrus peel or process the plant insecticides.
How and what to treat flower?
If the plant struck the rot from the ground, then save it, most likely, will not succeed. Cure spathifylums will be only affected by just a few leaves. Promptly removing spoiled parts, Kostik will have to be placed on quarantine and handle a suitable means, for example, “phytoosporin-M” or “Alianin-B”.
In the case of this disease, preventive measures are much more important. For example, to choose only healthy plants for landing, when they are reproduced, immediately process all the wounds, as well as carry out disinfection of all used tools and pots.
Resuscitation of “female happiness”, fallen from the root rot, is also most often impossible. As for rot, it is useless to deal with them when most of the plant affected turns out. Therefore, all treatment in this case is limited by a number of preventive measures. For example, when transplanting the roots should be treated with “glyocladin”, the soil is to choose only a coarse-crusher, and watering should be abundant, but rare.
To reanimate the flower sick with phytoofluorosis, in principle it is impossible. Moreover, the affected plant is important to destroy immediately, and ideally and burn to stop the spread of a fungus that breeds with a dispute. Then you will have to do the following: to process all the room plants that were in the same room with sick phytoophluorosis.
Suitable for this purpose purchased drugs, for example, “ALLET”.
The main prophylactic measure to prevent the majority of spathiflow diseases is properly organized care at home. Each flower transplant must be conducted with the use of fresh soil. If the primer is purchased, it does not have to do anything additionally, and if the soil is mixed independently, it is better to ride it in the oven or turn in the refrigerator.
Vases and a variety of tools are also processed. All of the above is characteristic and for the reproduction of “female happiness”. If when transplanting it was found that some of the roots are already rotting or dried, then them immediately should be cut off, and the location of the cut is cut with cinnamon powder.
Spraying is better to spend using a sprayer with very small holes. It is important that not a drop of water dropped to the surface of the leaves, namely above the whole flower the accumulation of microcapel was formed. Otherwise, the risk of actively spreading rot. From time to time spray the plant stands by the preparation of “phytodeter”, which is an excellent preventive agent.
So that the humidity is at the desired level, next to the pot it is worth keeping water tanks, especially in winter.
Finally, We must not forget about the importance of regular inspection of spathifylum. Since all diseases are accompanied by visually noticeable symptoms, their timely detection is the key to successful cure.
About how to reanimate spatiffillium, look in the video below.