Aglaonema is a decorative houseplant with distinct foliage that is is easy to care for. It's perfect for working households since it is tolerant of low light conditions and sporadic care. These plants grow fairly slowly and take a long time to outgrow their pots, meaning ongoing maintenance is minimal. They're hardy and easy-going. In fact, they're some of the least fussy houseplants going. Aglaonemas are also incredibly versatile and adaptable to a variety of indoor environmental growing conditions.
How do you pronounce Aglaonema correctly? Say: Ag-low-NEE-muh
These are perfect plants for your low, medium or bright light locations in your homes. They'll give a splash of greenery and thrive in spots that other houseplants will struggle with. They won't survive in no light conditions though so don't even think about trying it in windowless rooms! Aglaonemas with light green or heavily variegated types will need more light than those with darker green and less variegation. Follow that rule and you won't go wrong.
These plants like their soil to be just damp / moist. No sodden soil or allowing it to fully dry out. In cold winters, if your plant is in a lower light location it might only need watering once every two weeks. In brighter light locations or if the temperature is very warm watering once or twice a week might be needed.
- Drooping leaves and wet soil means over-watered.
- Leaves and stems pointing very upright along with dry soil mean under-watered.
How to Care for the Aglaonema Plant:
Low, Medium or Bright Light: Anything will do except no light and direct sunlight.
Average Watering: Twice a week at most in Summer and once every week or two in Winter or if growing in lower light conditions.
Warm Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred.
Average Feeding: If you can, fertilise every couple of waterings.
Aglaonema is mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause strong mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.
- Avoid placing in window-less rooms.