The South-East Asia
Gender Aglaonema (Aglaonema) includes about fifty species. These plants are slow-growing, fairly simple to cultivate, and are highly valued for their leathery, patterned leaves. Like other plants of this family, they form inflorescences in the summer, the so-called cobs, which do not represent much decorative value. The most popular variety is 'Silver Queen' of aglaonema commutatum (Aglaonema commutatum), which is characterized by long (12-15 cm) bright green leaves with silver spots. In good light and high temperature, they become almost completely silvery.
The 'Silver king' has a more compact appearance (so it is more suitable for composing compositions) and a lighter pattern.
The variety 'Maria' has fewer silver spots.
Other common species that are also characterized by more or less variegated leaves are aglaonema pseudopriticulata (A. pseudobracteatum) with larger leaves and aglaonema pictum (A. pictum) with more erect leaves.
Location: well lit
Temperature: winter – 14-16 °C, summer – 20-24 °C
Watering: 2 times a week in summer
Flowering time: in summer
Height: 20-25 cm
Transplanting: in the spring
Appearance maintenance: clean the leaves with a damp cloth
It is desirable to grow aglaonema species indoors, but it can also grow outdoors, if the climate allows it.
When plants are cultivated as indoor plants, they are first planted in pots with a diameter of 15 cm, which are placed in larger containers with a mixture of vermiculite, peat and moss, constantly kept moist.
Outdoors, they are planted on a permanent planting site in well-drained soil in spring.
Aglaonema is one of the most suitable plants for growing hydroponically.