Also known as Chinese Evergreen. Aglaonema is one of the best indoor plants with a tendency to tolerate low light conditions. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of south and southeast Asia. However, Now this plant can be spotted anywhere in the world in the living room of any plant lover. It comes with a variety of attractive color combinations for this plant.
This plant is an ideal choice for a lazy plant owner who forgets to care for his plants or a really shady low light condition area like a modern living space. The main attraction of this plant is its beautiful foliage colors that attract your attention. other than normal indoor plants, this variety of plants are tolerant to too dry or too moist conditions.
There are many colorful Aglaonema varieties such as
- Aglaonema pink
- Red Valentine Aglaonema
- Aglaonema silver queen
- Aglaonema snow white, etc.
Light Requirements for Chinese Evergreen
Bright Indirect Light
This plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea. They are known commonly as Chinese evergreens, the direct sun tolerance is very low. It requires only Bright but indirect light to maintain the green glossy leaves to mesmerize you.
However, If keeping it outdoor, Indirect sunlight also works fine but only for an hour or so. But the heat from the direct sun will burn the leaves.
Water only when topsoil dries completely.
These plants are mainly indoor plants which means fewer chances of water evaporation and less requirement of water. overwater will be a treat for fungus leading to root rot in the plant.
- How often should I Water Aglaonema plant?
Water every indoor plant only when the top 2 inches of soil completely dries.
Bright Indoor/Shaded outdoor– This Plant is more comfortable in less light areas like indoor bright or shaded outdoor. Do to place them outdoors in direct sun to avoid the loss of green color in leafs the yellowing of leaves.
Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer. In winter it should be Fertilized once in 6 weeks. Chinese Evergreen needs warm and humid conditions to thrive.
Also, A foliage spray of NPK or Seaweed is an addon for this plant to boost its growth and fulfill the nitrogen requirements of this plant.
It does not like to be repotted that much. It’s better to leave it alone for years. it likes root-bound conditions. Repotting in 2 to 3 years will do good for this plant.
Aglaonema plant can be propagated by cuttings or root divisions. The best way to propagate this plant is by root division for maximum success.
1. Why is my Aglaonema plant drooping leaves?
Dropping of leaves is an indication of improper light or water requirements. Direct sunlight will kill the leaves. Move your plant away from direct sunlight to avoid leaf drops. It does not like soggy soil.
2. Does the Aglaonema plant purify the air?
Yes, It is a great Air Purifier plant.
3. Types of Aglaonema plants
There are between 21-24 verieties