The Aglaonema is a beautiful plant. The ‘Maria’ has Glossy, dark green leaves patterned with silvery green chevrons..
Chinese Evergreen Maria has a retro-chic quality having been an interior design staple since the 1970’s.
It will tolerate more shade and cooler temperatures than other varieties, making it a useful, decorative addition across homes and offices.
Aglaonemas are tropical ground plants Classified under Araceae Family. They are native to the jungles of south-east Asia and thrive in warm, moist, partially shaded locations.
Classified by NASA as one of the top ten trees to clean the air of harmful toxins.
Maria is a slow grower with a compact habit. Ultimate height 40-50cm.
Temperature : Aglaonema thrive in warm, moist, partially shaded locations. keep away from cold winter drafts and air conditioners.
Lighting preference : Aglaonema will thrive in low to bright light levels. The lighter the leaf color the higher the required light levels. Plain, dark green varieties will thrive in near shade. Avoid direct sunlight .
Irrigation of water : Keep the soil moist at all times, do not allow it to dry out. Do not over-water as this may encourage root rot. Moderation is the key.
Humidity : Chinese Evergreen plants do well in regular household humidity or higher.
Fertilization : Slow release Fertilizer once a month during the growing season
Flowering : Remove Chinese Evergreen flowers as soon as they appear. The flowers are not very attractive and use energy that the plant needs to produce its beautiful leaves.
Air Purifying : Cleans and improves air quality by filtering toxins from the surrounding environment.
Soil : Use a well-aerated houseplant potting mix that drains quickly.
Pot Size : Keep a Chinese Evergreen a little root-bound in a small pot so that the soil can dry out quickly.
Pruning : If a Chinese Evergreen plant becomes thin and leggy, prune the stems back to where they start to bend. The plant will branch out all along the length of the remaining stem.
Toxicity : These plants can cause irritation if eaten and the sap is a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.