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Plant of the Month – Aglaonema

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Looking for a hardy but elegant tropical plant that does well in low to medium light? Consider an Aglaonema, sometimes called a Chinese Evergreen. You may have to go to a greenhouse that specializes in tropical plants to find one, but it will be worth the trip. This is one of our Top 10 favourite tropical office plants and we use frequently in office installations. There are literally dozens of unique varieties available, each displaying widely varying leaf markings, colours, and shapes. The featured image for this blog is the Aglaonema ‘Maria’. ‘Diamond Bay’, ‘Silver Bay’, ‘Emerald Beauty’, and ‘Cutlass’ are a few of the more common varieties you may find. Some newer cultivars such as ‘Vesuvio’ and ‘Golden Passion’ have intense pink-coloured foliage. This plant is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions throughout Asia, and has been associated with good fortune in many cultures for centuries. The Aglaonema does best if kept slightly moist in well-drained soil. It is very intolerant of cold temperatures and can show cold damage on the leaves at anything below 12C. It is pest resistant, but may succumb to mealy bug if stressed. Fertilize regularly to maintain good leaf colour.Aglaonema Vesuvio Aglaonema Silver Queen Aglaonema Hybrid

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