Aglaeonema : Greenhouse Plants

T – tropical, minimum of 18°C (65°F)

Family: Araceae

SE Asia

Although these exotic foliage plants will survive lower temperatures they need a minimum of 18°C (65°F) to do well. As they would naturally be a forest floor plant they like shade, warmth, humidity and peat-based compost. Excellent underplanting for tropical shrubs and epiphytic plants growing on branches. Aglaeonema crispum ‘Silver Queen’ has grey-green leaves marked with silver which reach 30 cm (1 ft) in length. This and A. commutation ‘Treubii’, which is smaller with pale green and yellow blotches rather than silver, are the easiest to obtain and grow. A. versicolor is often seen but I have never managed to get it growing well. At best, it just seems to exist even under tropical conditions. It is technically possible to propagate these by stem cuttings but shoot tip cuttings 10 cm (4 in) long will root more easily.

27. June 2013 by admin
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