Spathiphyllum with yellow leaves and other diseases of this plant (leaves with dry tips, spotted leaves, brown leaves), how to treat diseases of spathiphyllum.
On this page I will explain to youhow to cureonediseased spatifillusobserving some symptoms manifested at the level of the leaves and flowering. What to do if the spatifillo does not bloom and how to care for this plant. Let's continue step by step and see the different symptoms of diseases of the spatifillous.
Spathiphyllum with yellow leaves
When itspatifillohasyellowed leavesthe plant is communicating an obvious nitrogen deficiency. In this case, the discoloration begins at the tips of the leaves. So, at first you will notice that the spatifillo has leaves with yellow tips and gradually, this yellowing will spread over the entire leaf blade.
Theyellow leavesthey can be the consequence of lack of fertilization (nitrogen deficiency) or neglect at the level of repotting. When was the last time you repotted yoursspatifillo with yellow leaves? If lifting the pot, you will notice that roots are evident from the water drainage hole, run for cover, perform arepottingand add some fresh, fertile potting soil with a larger container.
If the plant does not need repotting, just administer any nitrogen fertilizer. If you don't act, you may end up with one spatifillus leaking leaves and witness a sudden fall of the leaves.
How to cure yellow-leaved spatifillous? Do emergency fertilizing with liquid fertilizer. Then, fertilize the plant twice a year, in spring and late summer, using a slow release nitrogen fertilizer.
Run therepottingevery 2 - 3 years, or, if you don't notice roots from the drain hole of the pot, instead ofrepot the spatifillojust remove the topsoil to replace it with new fertile soil.
Spathiphyllum with dry leaf tips
Plants that have leaves with dry tips have generally suffered from severe water stress. Again, the cause could be arepottingthat never arrived: if the soil is too little and the container is too small, the water drains and is not absorbed by the roots. If you have not repotted for too long, you will have to do it by renewing the soil as described in the previous paragraph.
Thespatifillo with dry tipswarns us of water stress: the plant suffers from dehydration caused by dry air, inconsistent irrigation, excessively high ambient temperature ... The symptoms, in addition todry tips, there may be others: the leaves may turn brown at the apex and at the edges adjacent to the tips. The tips of the leaves can shrivel and dry out completely.
How to cure a spatifillo with dry sheets?Try to keep the plant in environments with not excessive temperatures, do not keep the spatifillo in full sun but in a shaded area. Start watering the plant frequently by always giving the same amount of water. Spray the foliage of the plant to ensure a good degree of humidity. If you do not take action, the plant may undergo drying and leaf fall.
Spathiphyllum with brown leaves and spots on the leaves
If sospathyphyllumpresentsbrown leavesor rather, withbrown spots, it could be a fungal disease. There are several fungi that cause leaf spots, some live in the soil and others thrive on the surface of the leaves.
In general, brown spots can be irregular or create a sort of speckling along the edges and in the center of the lamina. In this context you will have to carry out treatments with copper-based fungicides, such as the Bordeaux mixture itself. Cut the affected leaves, move the affected plants (these diseases spread easily) and perform treatments with specific copper-based or tebuconazole-based fungicides.
At this stage, try to limit irrigation to a minimum as humidity facilitates the proliferation of the fungus. Isolate the plant and place it in a well-ventilated area. Perform copper-based fungicide treatments every 15 days.
Spathiphyllum not making flowers
In this case, it may not be onespatifillus diseasebut simply of lack of attention. Flowering, in fact, is the first thing that the plant sacrifices when it feels any suffering. By any suffering I mean everything: from lack of soil, to water stress, from insufficient light received or an excess of light that damages the stems that should produce the flowers ... It could also be a lack of micronutrients. To examine each case, I invite you to visit the page dedicated toSpathiphyllum not blooming.