Aglaonemas are tropical plants collected for their vibrant and colorful, strikingly patterned leaves. Because they’re so easy-going, Aglaonemas are perfectly suited for a modern living room or office, dim bedroom, or cozy study. If you can protect them from the sun, these unfussy plants can be your companions for years
Adopting and caring for 18” Aglaonema Manila Beauty Plant
Adopting: As with every plant you buy, look for healthy plants with well-formed leaves. Inspect its stem for any sign of rot or damage. Look under its leaves for any visible signs of pest infestation
Locating: Strong, direct sunlight can bleach, even burn the leaves of an Aglaonema, so it is better to have them in shaded, lower light areas. If you are growing them indoors or on a well-shaded balcony, we recommend that you move the plant around to a spot that has better light once every few weeks
Potting: Since these plants are natives of the tropics they need porous, well-drained soils. They do well in a 30:30:30:10 mix of coco-peat, compost, coarse sand, and Perlite
Watering: Aglaonemas do well in soils that are not too overly moist. It’s a good idea to hold off watering them until the top layer of soil is dry to touch. Droopy leaves are a sign that the potting mixture is parched and the plant needs to be watered
Fertilising: If your potting mix is right, these plants will not require too much fertiliser. However, nourishing them with an organic liquid fertiliser two or three times a year will help them do well. If you are using a chemical mix, ensure that they don’t touch the stalk or its leaves. This could damage the plant.
Did you know
Did You Know: Aglaonema rarely flower, but when they do, the bloom looks a bit like that of a peace lily.