Aglaonema is one of the best plants for beginners (or folks too busy to keep most houseplants alive). This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition.
While it’s one of the toughest plants, it’s also beautiful. Most varieties have rich green leaves attractively patterned with silver. It also has cute, calla-lily-like blooms in spots where it gets enough light.
When it’s young, is small enough to fit on desks, tabletops, and other surfaces. It’s a slow-growing plant, so you can enjoy it without worrying if it will grow out of bounds. Older, larger plants are suited to growing on the floor in corners, next to furniture, or as an accent piece along a wall. The White tones in Aglaonema leaves let you have some fun choosing pots; the neutral color works with just about every decor color palette and style.
Aglaonema Growing Instructions
You can grow Aglaonema just about anywhere in your home — it tolerates low light well, but also grows well in bright spots. It doesn’t even need natural light to thrive — Aglaonema does just fine in offices with fluorescent lighting.
The plant is equally low-care when it comes to water; you can water regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist, or water once every few weeks and Aglaonema will do equally well. It doesn’t require fertilizer but will grow best if fertilized once or twice a year in spring or summer (or every six months) with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.
Aglaonema is not recommended for human or animal consumption.