June 22nd, 2021
Hey plant friends!
This week we are talking about Aglaonema commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen. These plants belong to the Araceae plant family just like philodendron, monstera, and alocasia and are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. They grow in the understory of rainforests where their leaves are barely touched by the sun. Like other aroids, Aglaonema flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix, enclosed by a spathe like leaf or bract.
There are so many different varieties of Aglaonema all exhibiting intricately variegated foliage ranging in color from whites, to pinks, to all shades of green. Aglaonemas are relatively slow growing but well worth the wait. They are known for being extremely easy to care for. A good substitute for plant collectors that have trouble with calathea which are notoriously difficult to maintain indoors.
Provide bright, but indirect light for Aglaonema. If you have them outdoors, they love a good, shaded spot. Direct sun will burn the leaves indoors and outdoors. Typically, Aglaonema are not too picky when it comes to soil but providing a well-draining soil is always recommended. We like the Espoma’s Organic Potting Mix. Allow the top 3-4 inches of soil to dry between watering. Just poke you pointer finger into the soil up to the first knuckle. During the winter months cut back on watering as the soil will take longer to dry down with the short days. Aglaonemas do not like a cold draft, make sure to keep away from windows during the colder months.
We have many so many new varieties of Aglaonema arriving in the greenhouse right now ranging in size from 4” to 12” pots!
Some varieties we carry are:
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