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Aglaonema Care

Aglaonemas are often vibrant and colorful, with 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. Because of their tolerance for both moist and dry conditions, and the fact that they will thrive with low light, they are a perfect choice for less than ideal light conditions or forgetful plant owners.

How to care for your Aglaonema

Use these instructions to care for an Aglaonema. This guide will tell you how to water an Aglaonema; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Cutlass Aglaonema

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LIGHT

By nature, Aglaonemas do best in well-lit locations such as a window sill with eastern light exposure. Bright, but indirect sunlight is optimal. Be careful not to put your Cutlass Aglaonema in full sun, as the leaves will burn. If you have less than optimal lighting available, don’t worry! Your Cutlass Aglaonema will tolerate, and even thrive in, low light areas. In most cases, artificial light found in windowless offices proves enough for this tough plant.

WATER

Your Cutlass Aglaonema prefers to be kept moist during the spring and summer, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy, as this may cause root rot. In the winter, water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

HUMIDITY

This plant can survive in a low humidity environment, but it will thrive with a higher humidity level. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity.

TEMPERATURE

Cutlasses prefer temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer.

TOXICITY

Moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

A common problem with Aglaonema is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.

Indo Princess Aglaonema

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LIGHT

Indo Princess Aglaonema will do best in a well-lit location such as a window with eastern light exposure. Bright indirect sunlight is optimal. Never place your Indo Princess Aglaonema in full sun–the leaves will burn. If you have less than optimal lighting available, don’t worry! Aglaonemas will tolerate and even thrive, in low light areas. In most cases, artificial or fluorescent light found in windowless offices is enough for this tough plant.

WATER

Water your Indo Princess Aglaonema thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant prefers to be kept moist, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy—moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil to remain wet, as this may cause root rot.

HUMIDITY

Your Indo Princess Aglaonema can survive in an environment with low humidity, but will thrive with a higher humidity level. Mist the leaves regularly or use a pebble tray to raise the humidity. OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE Your Indo Princess Aglaonema prefers temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Always make sure the soil is damp before feeding your plant, and make sure the fertilizer is diluted to half the recommended strength.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you find the tips of your plant’s leaves dry out and turn brown, it may be caused by your tap water, which can contain salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.

TOXICITY

Your Indo Princess is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

Pink Dalmatian Aglaonema

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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 have less than optimal lighting available, this plant will tolerate low light areas but the leaf spots and variegation will not be as pronounced. 

WATER

Your Pink Dalmatian Aglaonema prefer to be kept moist during the spring and summer, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy. Moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil to remain wet as this may cause root rot. In the winter, water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It can survive an occasional dry down. 

HUMIDITY

This plant can survive in a low humidity environment, but it will thrive with a higher humidity level. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity. 

TEMPERATURE

This plant prefers temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer. 

TOXICITY

The Pink Dalmatian Aglaonema is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

A common problem with Aglaonema is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride. 

Pink Splash Aglaonema

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LIGHT

Bright indirect sunlight is optimal and will help your Pink Splash 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 have less than optimal lighting available, this plant will tolerate low light areas but the leaf spots and variegation will not be as pronounced.

WATER

Your Pink Splash Aglaonema prefer to be kept moist during the spring and summer, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy. Moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil to remain wet as this may cause root rot. In the winter, water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It can survive an occasional dry down.

HUMIDITY

This plant can survive in a low humidity environment, but it will thrive with a higher humidity level. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity.

TEMPERATURE

This plant prefers temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer.

TOXICITY

The Pink Splash Aglaonema is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

A common problem with Aglaonema is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.

Red Aglaonema

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LIGHT

Bright indirect sunlight is optimal and will help the Red Aglaonema produce the beautiful red and pink colors on its leaves. Be careful not to put your Red Aglaonema in full sun because, in many cases, the leaves will burn.  Your Red Aglaonema will tolerate a low light area, but the colors may not be as deep and rich.  

WATER

The Red Aglaonema prefers to be kept moist during the spring and summer, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy. Moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil to remain wet as this may cause root rot. In the winter, water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings.  

HUMIDITY

This plant can survive in a low humidity environment, but it will thrive with higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity, especially during the drier winter months.  

TEMPERATURE

This plant prefers temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.  

FOOD

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer. 

Additional Care

A common problem with Aglaonemas is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause, however, is tap water which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.  

Toxicity

The Red Aglaonema is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

Silver Bay Aglaonema

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LIGHT

By nature, Aglaonemas do best in well-lit locations such as a window sill with eastern light exposure. Bright, but indirect sunlight is optimal. Be careful to not put the Silver Bay in full sun because, in many cases, the leaves will burn. If you have less than optimal lighting available, don’t worry! Your Silver Bay Aglaonema will tolerate and even thrive, in low light areas. In most cases, artificial light found in windowless offices proves enough for this tough plant.

WATER

Water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant prefers to be kept moist, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy—moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil (bottom of the pot where roots reside) to remain wet as this may cause root rot.

HUMIDITY

The Silver Bay Aglaonema can survive in a low humidity environment but will thrive with a higher humidity level. Mist the leaves regularly to raise the humidity.

TEMPERATURE

Silver Bays prefer temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer.

TOXICITY

Moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

A common problem with Aglaonema is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.

Spring Snow Aglaonema

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LIGHT

Your Spring Snow Aglaonema will do best in bright, indirect light. However, if you have less than optimal lighting available, don’t worry! Your Spring Snow Aglaonema will tolerate and even thrive in low light areas. In most cases, artificial light found in windowless offices proves enough light for this tough plant.

WATER

Your plant prefers to be kept moist, but make sure the soil isn’t soggy—moderation is key! Do not allow the lower soil (bottom of the pot where roots reside) to remain wet as this may cause root rot.  

HUMIDITY

Your Spring Snow Aglaonema can survive in a low humidity environment but will thrive with higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray to raise the humidity. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Spring Snow Aglaonema prefers temperatures between 65-75 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

FOOD

For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil, always make sure the soil is damp before feeding your plant.

TOXICITY

Your Spring Snow Aglaonema is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you notice the tips or edges of your plant’s leaves are turning brown, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, it could be due to your tap water. Allow your tap water to sit out overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Alternatively, you can water with filtered water or rainwater. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. 

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What's an Aglaonema?

Botanical Classification: Araceae (family)

About

Because of their tolerance for both moist and dry conditions, and the fact that they will thrive with low light, they are a perfect choice for less than ideal light conditions or forgetful plant owners.

Aglaonemas are often vibrant and colorful, with 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.

Fun Fact

Aglaonemas are exceptional air purifiers.

Pictured Left: Cutlass Aglaonema
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Your Aglaonema will appreciate a good misting from time to time.
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