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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
May 27, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Found this at my local nursery and fell in love! It's a Chinese Evergreen, but a new variety for me. I'm assuming the same kind of care applies, but if anyone has any experience with it, I'd love to hear about it. [Edited - this is actually an aphelandra, not an aglaonema. The tag was incorrect.]


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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 27, 2016 8:10 AM CST
General rule: the less green the leaves are, the more light it will need. Beautiful plant. Just give it a bit more light than you normally would. Gene
Name: Will Creed
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May 29, 2016 8:14 AM CST
New varieties of Aglaonema hybrids appear quite regularly. Many of them have not been bred for hardiness. Plant hybridizers often are most focused on leaf appearances rather than hardiness because appearance is what sells. I am not familiar with this hybrid, but it is much whiter than others and that suggests it will need more light than most other Aglaonemas, as Ken indicated.

I will be interested to learn if yours develops and maintains sturdy stems. Some of the newer varieties are thinner and weaker and become quote leggy. Keep us posted on yours.
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May 29, 2016 8:40 AM CST
Agree, Will, although I think you are describing heartiness (regard to vigor/health) rather than hardiness (ability to survive outside.)
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Name: Ibis
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May 29, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Thanks, Gene, Will & Tiffany - I'm a sucker for variegated foliage and I admit that I fell for the looks while assuming that it would be as easy as other Aglaonemas. This can be my experiment for the summer, so I'll keep you posted on the progress Smiling
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 29, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Couple of years ago I got some that had pink, white and lots of other colors on the leaves. Less hardy. Did not last long. But gee, they did look great. Gene
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 29, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Wow, that is really gorgeous, love those leaves! Lovey dubby I'll have to be on the lookout for that one down here! I see on the label it lists the cultivar names of both 'Snow White' and 'Snowflake' so I'm assuming it's sold under both names. I don't find Aglaonema 'Snow White' listed in our database yet.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Jun 1, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Hi all Smiling

I am curious is it really aglaonema ? It looks like silver leaf variety of Aphelandra to me. Is the leaf come in pair oppositely ?

I have Alaonema snow white planting under tree. And its looks much different. I will take the picture tomorrow since it already night here Smiling
Name: Feng Xiao Long
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Jun 1, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Maybe this one ?

https://www.google.co.id/search?q=aphelandra+squarrosa+var+l...
Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 11:42 AM CST
Hi Xiao, yes, the leaves are in pairs, opposite each other. Would that indicate Aglaonema or Aphelandra?



Now that I googled Aglaonema Snow White and Aphelandra Snow White, I'm definitely leaning towards the Aphelandra.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Aphelandra+%27Snow+White%27&...

Well that might be good too, especially if it blooms. I'll be interested to see how this develops - Thank you for bringing this up!
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Jun 1, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Its Aphelandra.

Aglaonemas leaves arrange alternately. Never in pair. I am not sure the variety name. Is it snow flake or snow white. If you googling aphelandra snow white or aphelandra sbow flake at google the result are very similar.
Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 11:51 AM CST
Xiao, we cross-posted Big Grin I agree, this is an aphelandra.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Jun 1, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Hehehehe... Big Grin
Young aphelandra can be look similar to aglaonema since it is short and not produce the yellow flower yet. Maybe thats why that local nursery miss label them. If you go there someday you can help them to correct the name.

Hoahmm.. time to sleep Smiling
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jun 1, 2016 12:15 PM CST
OMG, I cannot even imagine what grows (or doesn't grow) in Zone 13a. Gene
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 1, 2016 1:00 PM CST

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Ibis, adding a photo to our db showing leaves opposite would be helpful. Smiling
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Jun 1, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Thanks, Evan, I've now uploaded a photo showing the opposite leaves.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 1, 2016 6:57 PM CST

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Thanks Ibis. I wonder if Zebra Plant (Aphelandra 'Snow White') is a hybrid. I haven't been able to find much info. Beautiful plant.
Evan
Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Jun 1, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Here is my snow white. I plant one plant about 3 years ago under Michelia figo tree surrounding by pink leave aglaonema varieties. And as you can see the snow white is the winner there.

Name: Feng Xiao Long
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Jun 1, 2016 7:50 PM CST






Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Jun 2, 2016 6:42 AM CST
Evan, I had never heard of aphelandra until Xiao pointed it out, so I'm no help Whistling

Xiao, the Snow White Aglaonema is beautiful Lovey dubby I'll have to keep an eye out for that one!

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