Re: spathiphyllum help!!

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Posted by Maren on June 20, 2003 at 13:00:30:

In Reply to: spathiphyllum help!! posted by jay on June 18, 2003 at 13:26:23:

: my friend gave me a spathiphyllum house plant a couple of months ago that was not in good condition... some leaves have some black spots on them.. ive been cutting them off and so far so good. but just recently ive notice something growing out of the soil.. its a yellow color and they look like "mushrooms" or some what i think its a fungus but im not sure... what should i do? please help

It sounds like you may be keeping it too wet, is that possible? Spathiphyllums don't mind a lot of water (we have them growing in our yard here in Hilo, Hawaii, and our annual rainfall average is almost 130"), but they don't like standing water too much. If this persists you may want to try replacing the potting soil. The root system is soft and flexible (i.e. the roots don't break off), so this should be fairly easy. I have had good success with transplanting them when they had no soil on them whatsoever for short periods of time.

Aloha,

Maren

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