Belonging to the Cactaceae family, Moses’ cradle is an easy-care plant. Also called Spathiphyllum, this plant offers an exotic touch to your living space. It stands out for its majestic flowering and is a beautiful decoration as a houseplant. Learn how to care for Moses’ cradle to allow it to flourish throughout the year.
The cradle of Moses, a beautiful plant to grow at home
The cradle of Moses is a perennial plant that requires drained and fertile soil.
Cradle of Moses
Growing and caring for this plant requires some basic knowledge:
Moses Plant Cradle Substrate
Moses Cradle should be planted in a semi-large terracotta pot. It is recommended to put a significant layer of pebbles at the bottom of the pot, then fill the container with a mixture of special indoor plant substrate and compost.
Moses Plant Cradle Display
Moses Cradle needs good indirect light to bloom. An exposure to partial shade is therefore preferable. It must therefore be placed in a bright place, but protected from direct sunlight, otherwise the plant may not flower.
Plant from the cradle of Moses
Repotting the plant should be done every 2 years in a larger pot and changing the soil.
Fertilizer to use
From March onwards, you will need to provide the plant with fertilizer to encourage the appearance of flower buds. Every two weeks, the plant will need fertilizer, preferably after a good watering so as not to damage the roots.
Moses’ Cradle requires regular watering during warm months to keep the soil moist. However, you should never let water stagnate in the pot and wait until the soil is dry before watering the plant again. In winter it is therefore advisable to space out watering. The peace lily appreciates humidity, so do not hesitate to water its leaves with non-calcareous water, without overwatering it. Also be sure to cut off any wilted or spotted stems with pruning shears.
The exposure temperature of this plant varies between 15 and 20°. To maintain this plant in winter, avoid keeping the pot on the balcony.
Diseases and pests
These plants are not immune to pests that can invade your garden. Mealybugs are the most common pests that attack this type of plant. It is recommended to spray the foliage with onion juice diluted in lukewarm water to rid it of parasites.
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