Aglaonema — care at home
This plant keeps the luxury of the tropics of South-East Asia.
It belongs to the family Araceae. This is probably the reason for its appearance — woody stem and leaves stick with a nice glossy surface.
They are quite tightly wrapped around the stem. With good care aglaonema usually can reach about 30 cm in height.
It should be remembered that the home of the aglaonema are tropical, known for its humidity, so it is necessary to water often, especially in summer.
If 2-3 times is not enough, you can make watering more often. Winter is enough 1 times a week. It is necessary to humidify the air especially in the summer season.
In winter, watch the humidity. It should be quite low.
This plant prefers fresh air and should be protected from tobacco smoke and other odors. Also you have to be careful with drafts, aglaonema tolerates them very bad.
Prefers direct sunlight. Although the simplicity of this plant is reflected in the fact that she could easily be in the ambient light conditions.
Feed the need aglaonema during watering, mixing fertilizer with the water, but not more often than 1 time in 2-3 weeks.
The composition of the soil in which it grows aglaonema, mainly composed of humus and leaves. As additional elements in it add peat moss, sand.
The plant is perennial, but preferably every three years to update it, as the leaves become dull and lose their attractive effect.
Propagate using seeds or cuttings. Some owners of this plant are used this method as splitting. It is considered the most quick and easy.
The most successful month for breeding is may. Of the total weight of separated young shoots with leaves and healthy roots.
If you decide to take cuttings, they are a while you have to keep in the water, as they need to give the roots.
Watch the temperature after transplantation. It should be around 22 degrees. In addition, in the early days, the plant should be watered heavily.
Be attentive to the appearance of the flower, as it can tell you about diseases aglaonema. If you notice yellowing leaves, so it is necessary to reduce watering.
It can also mean that the plant is not enough heat, and it freezes. If you have a pale letter it is necessary to increase coverage and to feed aglaonema.
Upon detection of dry leaves should increase watering and move the plant in a cool room.
Aglaonema can attack spider mites, aphids, scale insects. So you need to constantly browse the leaves and, if necessary, to carry out disinfecting procedures.