Houseplants forum: Chinese Evergreen Folding and curling leaves

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Dryairfoliage
Aug 24, 2013 4:23 PM CST
What's going on with this thing? I've had it for 2 years no problem and every time this happens it perks up quickly. However, this time it hasn't perked up and it's been 5 hours since I watered it. it can't be root rot cause not enough time has gone by. I did however repot this thing 2 days ago.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2013 5:35 PM CST
I've grown Aglaonema's for a long time but I've never seen this happen. Sometimes curling leaves can be caused by a virus. It's really hard to say from a photo though what the problem might be. Do you have a botanical garden in your area where maybe you could inquire of a master gardener who might be able to take a look at your plant in person to diagnose the issue, or possibly ask a local nurseryman?

You could post this on our Aroid Forum too, we have some very knowledgeable folks over there who'd be familiar with this type of plant and may be able to offer suggestions:

http://garden.org/forums/view/aroids/
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 24, 2013 6:34 PM CST
Sometimes a plant can suffer a bit of transplant shock. You recently repotted this one, in the last 2 days, so give it a chance…Hold back on any further watering…After repotting, you watered it in to settle the soil around the root ball...Aglaonemas, in my experience, appreciate a bit of 'drying out'. In other words…They don't like being constantly wet/moist. Give it a couple/few days, and see how it responds…But do be sure to come back and update!

Dryairfoliage
Aug 24, 2013 7:08 PM CST
Anything else I can do to increase the chances of survival? This plant is very special to me. I hope it won't lose half of its foliage either.

Dryairfoliage
Aug 25, 2013 11:04 AM CST
Update it recovered!!
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terrafirma
Aug 25, 2013 11:10 AM CST
Hurray! So happy to hear that! Smiling

Dryairfoliage
Aug 25, 2013 11:36 AM CST
I think it was a combo of too much light and a little shock from transplanting.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Dryairfoliage said:Update it recovered!!

Thumbs up Glad to hear it's doing better! I keep my Aglaonema's on the dry side ... but we have a lot of humidity here in Florida and that helps.

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