Aglaonema Care

Caring for aglaonema houseplants requires little effort when given the proper growing conditions. They enjoy moderate watering—not too much, not too little.

Allow the plant to dry out some between watering. Over-watering will lead to root rot.

Aglaonema thrives in medium to low light conditions, or indirect sunlight. Wherever you place it in the home, you should make sure that the plant receives warm temps and somewhat humid conditions. However, this flexible plant will tolerate less than ideal conditions if necessary.

If your Aglaonema becomes too large or leggy, give the plant a quick trim. It’s also possible to save cuttings during the process for propagating new plants. Cuttings root easily in water.

To limit the accumulation of dust build-up, clean the leaves or mist with water sprayer or occasionally by wiping them down with a soft, damp rag or simply place them in the shower and allow them to air dry.

This houseplant can be affected by spider mites, scale, mealy bugs, and aphids. Routinely checking the leaves for signs of pests will help limit problems later.

Courtesy: Gardening Know How