“Feminine happiness,” or spathiphyllum, is a plant that is credited with magical properties. Unpretentious in leaving, this "magnet" for grooms can seriously become ill if to break irrigation technology or to carry out the wrong feeding. In the framework of this article, full information about “female happiness” (flower) will be given: home care, illness, treatment and preventive measures.
How to identify a disease
There are several symptoms that indicate that the plant is sick. First of all, this is the appearance of dark spots on the leaves, black or dark brown. Yellowed or excessively light plates are a signal that the flower is sick. But also this symptom may indicate a violation of the conditions of detention.
The appearance of black spots on the sheet plate is a sign that “female happiness” has become ill
Other symptoms of spathiphyllum disease:
- Lack of flowering.
- Darkening of leaf blades is a sign that the roots have rotted due to excessive watering.
- Dry leaves on the edges, curling.
- The stems and leaf plates begin to blacken, curl for no apparent reason.
Difference from insect attacks
It is very important to know the signs that the plant is attacked by pests and needs to use insecticides. The appearance of tiny yellow spots on the sheet plates, accompanied by drying and falling off, is a sure sign of the attack of insects, spider mites, which prefer to be located on the lower plane of the sheet.
Note! To eliminate pests, just wipe the plates with soap and water.
Aphids feed on plant juices and cause twisting of leaf blades. For destruction, a solution of laundry soap is also suitable. Dark spots on the stem are a sure sign of scale insects; spathiphyllum is dusted with tobacco dust to combat the parasite. Spathiphyllum pests are no less dangerous than viral and infectious diseases.
Common root and leaf diseases
This is the most common group of diseases that can lead to the death of a plant if treatment is not started in time.
Most often, the florist himself is to blame for the fact that spathiphyllum fell ill with root rot. The main reason is excessive watering and waterlogging of the soil. Only an emergency transplant into clean, dry soil and treatment of the roots with a weak solution of potassium permanganate will save the plant.
All root sections affected by the fungus should be cut off.
Root rot is a dangerous viral disease, a common cause of death of spathiphyllum
“Feminine happiness” is a flower, in respect of which it is important to observe watering technology. If you constantly fill the plant, the risk of late blight, fungal infection increases. This is the most dangerous disease that cannot be treated.
Note! It will be necessary to destroy not only the flower itself, but also the soil and the pot, since spores could remain in them.
Green flowers and neoplasms on the plates will signal a lesion. Spathiphyllum chlorosis is rapidly progressing - to save normalize the irrigation and fertilizer regimen.
This is a fading concerning flowers, stems and leaves. The latter quickly fade, begin to dry out. The main source of infection is contaminated tap water or a plant acquired in a dubious place.
Diseases at the stage of budding and flowering
The buds may fall due to violation of the conditions for growing “female happiness”, for example, in excessively dry air or in excessive light.
High humidity is the main reason that the flower stalk is short. Reducing the size of the flowers suggests that spathiphyllum grows in poor soil, it lacks nutrients, and additional nutrition is required.
Unattractive green flowers appear due to insufficient lighting, the pot with the plant should be placed closer to the sun, and normalize the watering schedule.
Note! Dry soil also provokes problems during the flowering period.
Green flowers appear in spathiphyllum only in violation of care technology
Various diseases, the treatment of which is often not effective enough, are always easier to prevent than to defeat. Chlorosis, late blight are so dangerous that the plant has to be destroyed to prevent an epidemic.
Description of the main methods of treating flower diseases "female happiness":
- If the flower does not grow - it should be transplanted into a container with a smaller diameter and put into the light.
- Yellow leaves are a sign that the plant lacks chlorophyll and requires iron chelate supplementation, otherwise chlorosis will develop.
- The only way to fight rot is to transplant into a new flower pot.
However, most diseases of spathiphyllum are not treatable at home and lead to the death of a green pet. The only exception is if their cause is a violation of growing technology, then it is enough to start competently caring for the crop.
It is always easier to avoid a disease than to cope with its consequences. For prophylaxis, the schedule of irrigation and top dressing should be observed, and an optimal temperature and humidity should be created for the plant.
A beautiful plant, “feminine happiness”, will delight the eye if you surround it with quality care
With fungal infections, the plant itself, the soil and the pot are destroyed, it is unacceptable to transplant a new flower into an infected place.
These are the main diseases of spathiphyllum. Compliance with the simplest care tips will help to avoid most of them, because female happiness is a plant with strong immunity. Only the careless attitude of the owner can cause the disease.