How to Care for Aglaonema Plants (Chinese Evergreen Houseplant)

Aglaonema
Aglaonema

Aglaonema is a long-lasting and durable plant. Its green and long leaves add a different atmosphere to our living spaces. So, how to care for it.

Aglaonema plant is an evergreen plant that is grown as an indoor ornamental plant. The homeland of the plant is China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is among the most preferred potted plants in the world.

It is frequently used as an indoor  plant in our homes and as an office plant in workplaces. It is a plant that is easy to maintain and grow. Too much information is not required. Even amateur plant lovers can cultivate very quickly. If we talk about why the Aglaonema plant is easy to grow; It can adapt to any environment. Also, it is a disease-resistant plant.

Let’s take a look details for the Aglaonema plant care .

Sunlight

Affected by direct sunlight, the plant likes shade and semi-shade areas. Filtered sunlight will be ideal for the plant’s growth. Exposure of the plant to direct sunlight will adversely affect its development. It doesn’t need much light. It is a plant that you can easily grow even in shady places. When the temperature is low, it provides better growth if places with good light. However, when there is plenty of sun in hot weather in summer, it should be protected from the sunlight. Otherwise, the leaves of the plant will start to dry.

If your aglaonema plant leaves bleaching, know that it is due to excessive heat. If there are burnt on the leaves’ tips, it means you left your plant in direct sunlight.

When the Aglaonema plant receives less light, it cannot be fed sufficiently,  leaves wilting, and darkening occurs.

Watering

It would be best if you watered your Aglaonema flower at least 2 times a week in summer and once a week in winter. The water must reach all of the soil. Also, it is important not to accumulate water in the plant pot. Otherwise, the water accumulating in the pot will cause the roots to rot.

Chalky water is also one of the factors that negatively affect plant growth. You should give rested water as much as possible. Besides,  ensure that the water given in winter is at room temperature. In winter, you should never water your plant with direct tap water. Otherwise, you will cause the plant to get sick. Also, the amount of water given in winter should be absolutely small, and you should give water by controlling the lower part of the soil. You should not irrigate if the lower part of the soil is moist. One of the biggest mistakes made in winter is to cause the plant to die as a result of excessive irrigation.

Pruning

If some branches or leaves dry over time, you should remove them from the plant with a sharp knife or scissors. This process will make your plant healthier.

Pot Change

You can change the pot of the Aglaonema plant every two years. It will be unnecessary to change pots every year. It would be appropriate to change it with a large pot of 1 or 2 sizes at most. Changing with a larger pot will cause the roots to grow more, which will negatively affect the plant’s development.

Soil

Soils rich in humus will be good for development—for example, a mixture of river sand.

Temperature

The ambient temperature of the Aglaonema plant should not fall below 14 to 15 degrees.

Location

You should keep your Aglaonema plant away from windbreaks. Since the wind shakes our flower,  it causes the movements in the stem of the plant. This reduces the life of our flower and causes yellowing of the leaves and fading of the flowers. For example, you should keep it away from windy places such as doorways and windows.

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Aglaonema
Aglaonema

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