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Name: Ben M.
Toronto, Ontario
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Bmasters172
May 8, 2020 1:24 PM CST
Howdy!

I just bought a gorgeous Aglaonema from a local shop and over the first week I've noticed a few issues with some of the leaves.

One looks to be getting crispy.. is this from direct sunlight? It was in direct light for probably an hour or two... The other photo shows the leave decomposing to a sort of gooey/sticky substance.. If I pulled at it I'm sure it would just come right off and onto my hand...

I had been misting the leaves with a spray bottle as I made my rounds with all my plants each day, could this be a sign of too much misting collecting on the leaves?
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 9, 2020 8:04 AM CST
Is your Aglaonema still in its nursery pot or was it repotted?

Where do you keep it relative to the nearest window?

How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it?

Was it exposed to cold temps right after purchase - on the way home?
Will Creed
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Name: Ben M.
Toronto, Ontario
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Bmasters172
May 10, 2020 8:23 AM CST
WillC said:Is your Aglaonema still in its nursery pot or was it repotted?

Where do you keep it relative to the nearest window?

How do you decide when to water and how much do you give it?

Was it exposed to cold temps right after purchase - on the way home?


Will! Thanks for all the questions, here are some answers!!!
1) They had already repotted it with lava rocks, and nice soil before giving it to me in a lovely planter with a drainage hole & saucer pad underneath (in photo)
2) See photo; this is a west-facing window, from ~3:30pm - 6/7 pm there is direct sunlight on and off as the sun moves.
2) I just got it, so I watered it yesterday which was one week since I got it from the store, I checked the soil and it was dry before watering.
3) Yes, it was in my car for about 20-30m before it got home.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 10, 2020 8:35 AM CST
The leaves may be reacting to some damage done to the roots during repotting. The plant may also be reacting to some possible cold or chilling damage done during its care ride.

Finally, I would note that it's getting too much sunlight in that location. It does like very bright but INDIRECT sunlight and that means it is definitely getting too much light exposure on sunny afternoons. A north-facing window would be better. Otherwise, move it back from or off to the side of the window it is now in.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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