Aglaonema make easy going gorgeous houseplants. They are regarded as good luck plants in Asian culture which says a lot about them. As tropical plants they are not tolerant of cold weather and do very well as houseplants. There are many different varieties of of Aglaonemas to choose from and they are all so gorgeous. Here’s how to grow this beautiful plant.
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Aglaonemas grow do best in medium light and low light conditions. So place this plant within a few feet of a window. Some direct light is ok but be careful of the intensity of the light. The Aglaonema with white variegation will need more light and Aglaonemas with mostly dark foliage do well in lower light. If your home lacks light you can add grow lights. Grow lights are so helpful on darker winter days or in that dark corner of the house that desperately needs a plant.
These plants are so tolerant of irregular watering. What works really well is waiting to water until the soil is dry about half way down. Aglaonema have decently thick stems that can store some water allowing them do dry out longer.
In the winter months your plant may need less water depending on how dry your home is and if the plant has gone dormant. Our winters are cold and dry so I base my watering on how dry the soil is as opposed to how long its been since I watered it last.
For winter houseplant care tips read this!
Aglaonemas do great in normal home humidity. Adding a humidifier wouldn’t hurt especially if your home is dry. You’ll notice changes in your plants when you provide more humidity. Such as more growth and potentially bigger foliage.
Plant your Aglaonema in a good well draining mix. They enjoy moist but not wet soil so make sure your soil mix has perlite, orchid bark or some other medium to help with drainage.
This Plant loves to be fed during the growing season and isn’t particular about what fertilizer you use. Organic fertilizer tend to be my go to for all plants with my favorite being fish emulsion. Fertilize weekly during the growing season and give an extremely diluted amount during winter.
The Aglaonema is an amazing houseplant. It can grow very large if you provide the proper care. Be sure to provide this plant a prime location in your home because it’s a showstopper!