The Main Plant entry for Aglaonemas (Aglaonema)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white spathe
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal bloom
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 7, 2011 6:54 PM

Native to Southeast Asia, the Aglaonema is a perennial plant often grown in offices and shopping malls and has become a popular house plant because of its easy care. This plant does well in low light situations as well as bright shade, but direct sun will scorch the leaves. The spathe (bloom) is whitish to green in color and not really showy. The sap from Aglaonema can cause skin irritation in some people.

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Posted by sallyg (central Maryland) on Nov 25, 2018 8:58 AM

The traditional green and silver cultivars of this plant are one of the easiest to maintain in my workplace, under long days of artificial light, dry air, and temps that can swing due to an old HVAC system. I do fight mealybugs on them at times, but that is the only pest I have found. They never wilt, so they look pretty happy even if they get a little dry. Seems to be a slow grower, especially when you're watching new shoots emerge or rooting cuttings.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 30, 2018 Bloomed
first blooms/spathe; been on windowsill in kitchen
piksihk On October 11, 2016 Transplanted
Burg. Pot on plant stand front porch
carpathiangirl On November 26, 2018 Obtained plant
possibly Golden Flourite, couldn't resist the bright golden colors :)
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