The Aglaonema originates from East Asia, mainly Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia where the plant grows in a shady spot beneath the leafy canopy of large trees. Great for forgotten shady corners.
According to Feng Shui, positive energy can come from plants like Aglaonema with its soft leaves and elegant shape.
Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.
Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows.
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
South East Asia
Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.