Aglaonema Cherry Baby
Aglonema in nature grows in the rainforests of Central and Eastern Asia. Although its natural environment is evergreen rainforest, it adapts perfectly to the conditions in our apartments. It is easy to grow, hardy and undemanding. In addition, it is one of the few plants with variegated leaves that can cope with worse lighting conditions.
Aglonema ‘Red Elephant’ is a colorful and extremely decorative variety that impresses with its original colors. Its leaves are almost completely intensely pink by email, only in some places the edges of the leaves are not very strongly outlined by the green-yellow irregular margin. It is also full of surprises because green and yellow irregular colors may appear on individual leaves. The leaves are large, wide and shiny, which, together with the extraordinary colors, makes it look extremely impressive. Aglaonema has a compact, tufted habit and grows up to 50 cm tall. It catches the eye with color, so it will be a great vibrant and colorful interior decoration. One of the most bright, expressive and distinctive indoor plants!
Advantages of Aglaonema
- compact, tufted habit
- original look
- easy, uncomplicated cultivation
- raspberry pink and shiny leaves
Requirements and care for Aglaonema
Aglaonema prefers a semi-shaded or bright position with diffused light. However, it needs more light to get beautiful coloring. It likes warm places with a temperature of 20 – 25 ° C, in winter it will tolerate slightly lower temperatures. It should be provided with at least moderate humidity, especially in the summer, fogging or spraying the leaves. However, it should be remembered that the higher the temperature, the higher the humidity should be. As a tropical plant, it does not tolerate drought, so in summer you should water the agglomerate abundantly, preferably with soft water, while in the winter a bit more economically.
Substrate should be fertile, humus and well-drained, slightly acidic. The plant should be fed from spring to the end of summer every 2 weeks with fertilizer for green plants. Due to the flat root system, aglonema feels better in wider and low pots. He doesn’t like changing places and rotating. All parts of the plant contain toxic juice, which can cause irritation, so care works are best done in protective gloves.
The plant is sold in a pot with a diameter of 12 cm. Plant height measured with the pot is approx. 30-35 cm.