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Aglaonema

Aglaonema

Aglaonema

Most people know Aglaonema as the hanging houseplant that harbors a range of aphids, who form a diverse and colourful community of insects. The real beauty of these plants is found, not on the wind-pollinated flowers which appear in the spring, but in the many-petalled leaves.

Soil

Aglaonema like to dry out between waterings, so feel the soil with your finger a few inches down to ensure it isn’t moist right beneath the surface. If your plant is in a bright location, then you will want to water it when the soil is dry halfway down the root mass (if you have a taller planter, sometimes moisture can build up in the bottom of the container so keep that in mind). If you have your plant in fluorescent or lower light conditions, then it’s best to let the soil dry out almost all the way to the bottom of the pot before watering thoroughly.

Droopy leaves can be an indication of insufficient lighting or improper watering. If receiving too much direct sun, Aglaonema foliage may curl under for protection against sunburn. In insufficient light, the leaves can also begin to wilt and show signs of weakness. A combination of yellow and brown leaf margins, moist soil, and droopy leaves is often a result of too much water. Crispy, fully yellow or brown leaves and dry soil is typically a result of too little water. If you are experiencing these symptoms, refer to the Aglaonema care guide and adjust either lighting or watering as needed. (Source:greeneryunlimited.co))

Low

Your Aglaonema prefers indirect bright light. It can adapt to low light, but the growth will slow considerably. Direct morning sunlight is fine for this plant, but avoid direct afternoon sunlight which can burn the leaves. If you don’t have an ideal location for your Aglaonema, use a Grow Light. If you notice the pink coloration fading on your Aglaonema, try placing the plant in a brighter location with indirect light.

Bright indirect sunlight is optimal and will help your Pink Dalmatian Aglaonema produce the beautiful pink spots on its leaves. Be careful not to put it in full sun because, in many cases, the leaves will burn. If you don’t have an ideal location for your Aglaonema, use a Grow Light. This plant will tolerate low light areas but the leaf spots and variegation will not be as pronounced. (Source:bloomscape.com))

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