Massive, slender foliage, subtle mottling, strong stems and incredible ease of maintenance make hybrid aglaonema one of the most popular indoor plants. Very ornamental, it will perfectly decorate any room of your home.
- Family: Araceae
- Type: perennial indoor plant
- Origin: Southeast Asia
- Color: green and silvery white
- Exposure: morning or subdued sun
- Flowering : summer
- Soil: potting soil
- Height: 40 to 80 cm
Hybrid aglaonema does not require much light. However, she needs the morning sun daily, if impossible, a dim light will suffice. A location that is too sunny could quickly dry out and even burn. So, choose a place near a window that is not directly exposed to the sun’s rays. She also loves moisture and needs it to thrive and grow.
Of tropical origin, aglaonema has no problem withstanding heat as much as it has air. However, it should not be exposed to temperatures below 12°C (54°F). It can be put outside during the summer if its location is shaded most of the time. However, it should be put inside when the nights start to be cooler. The only thing that aglaonema does not tolerate well is the sometimes too dry air in our homes. So, in winter, when the windows are closed and the heating is running, the air can become very dry. In this case, it is advisable to spray the foliage when necessary.
During summer and spring, aglaonema should be watered regularly, but moderately, ideally watering when the soil is dry on the surface. When the soil is dry, do not wait too long before watering, especially when the temperature is high since the plant could suffer. Preferably, water with water at room temperature earlier than water that is too cold to avoid stressing the plant unnecessarily. In winter, preferably wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again.
Repotting is essential if you want your aglaonema to grow. The older and larger the plant, the more annual repotting is necessary. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.