Aglaonema - Chinese Evergreen
Ideally, Aglaonemas should be kept in bright locations (like a window sill) with exposure to indirect sunlight from the east. The plant should not be kept in full direct sunlight as this can cause its leaves to burn. Your Spring Snow Aglaonema will do well even in low-lighting conditions so don’t fret if you don’t have optimal lighting available in your home or work space. This plant is sturdy and can grow well even in artificial lighting in a windowless room.
Aglaonemas prefer to be moist during spring and summer time. Make sure to check that the soil is not too soggy because that can result in root rot. The plant should be watered well, but you should let the soil dry out between waterings. This plant is tough and can deal with the soil being completely dry on occasions
Although it can grow in low humidity, it does best in environments with high humidity. Lightly mist the leaves on a regular basis or use a pebble tray to ensure the plant has enough humidity.
Aglaonemas do best between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit, you should place them in spots that don’t face drafts or cross winds and avoid rapid temperature changes.
They do best with general houseplant / indoor plant fertilizers; they should be fed once a month during spring and summer time
They can be toxic to pets and humans – if consumed, they can cause some irritation in the mouth and stomach, and potentially nausea and/or vomiting.
‘Tipping’ – when leaf tips turn dry and go brown – is a common issue with Aglaonemas. This can happened due to reasons such as overwatering, excess amounts of fertilizer etc. The most common reason is due to the use of tap water for watering – salts, chlorine and fluoride present in tap water can harm the plant. If you do not have access to a filtration system, you can leave the tap water out in an open vessel for a few hours / overnight – this will help remove a certain amount of the fluoride and chlorine.