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Fertilizer can do miracles with just one ingredient

How to take care of a spathiphyllum?
How to take care of a spathiphyllum?
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7:56 PM EST, November 25, 2023

Although a Spathiphyllum, also known as Peace Lily, can seem somewhat temperamental, it has the potential to become a true decoration in our homes with a few simple remedies. One such remedy is a highly effective fertilizer - an old-fashioned method that is as simple as it gets!

Given proper care - appropriate watering, fertilizer, and lighting - the Spathiphyllum can delight us with its lush green leaves and striking white flowers.

It is a valuable addition to our homes because it's one of the plants known to purify the air. Contrary to popular belief, caring for this special plant is relatively straightforward with a few guidelines.

Finding the perfect spot for your Spathiphyllum

Don't be fooled by online information suggesting this plant is not very demanding. If we do not provide the Spathiphyllum with suitable conditions, it will not hesitate to start shedding leaves in protest before we even realize.

The plant should be placed somewhere safe from direct sunlight. The growing substrate for the Spathiphyllum should be fertile, permeable, and mildly acidic.

During the fall and winter, the plant should be kept in a room with a temperature between 60.8 and 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer, the temperature should not exceed 71.6 degrees. The leaves of the Spathiphyllum should be frequently misted, as this is a plant native to the humid climates of Central and South America.

Rescue mission in the form of fertilizer

If your plant still doesn't prosper despite adhering to these guidelines, it's time to turn to a special mission. The ultimate remedy, a vitamin made from one common ingredient, can save your plant.

This last-ditch nutrient solution is a mixture prepared from unfermented yeast. The process is easy: crumble the yeast into hot water, keeping a ratio of approximately 7 ounces of yeast to 2.6 gallons of water.

Leave the mixture to rest for an hour, then water your plant with the resulting solution.

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