The Q&A Archives: perennial, tropical plants

Question: what is the best time of year to divide a bleeding heart perennial, also, I purchased a spathiphyllum as an indoor plant, and do I need to feed this plant with every other watering, (to insure continuous blooms throughout the years)..

Answer: Dicentra spectabilis can be divided in the very early spring or in the fall. Spathiphyllum is an undemanding plant. It needs bright but indirect light. Keep the soil evenly moist but not sopping wet. Feed only about once a month during the growing season with a water soluble fertilizer formulated for foliage plants such as 10-10-10 plus minors. It is sensitive to a build up of fertilizer salts so you do not want to overfeed it. Whether or not it will bloom continuously or from time to time will depend on a combination of factors, but the above should keep it healthy for you.

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