Aglaonema Red Emerald
Aglaonema Red Emerald is one of the most beautiful, ornamental houseplant. It has dark green foliage variegated with golden-amber speckles and electric-red veins. Aglaonema is on NASA’s list of air-purifying plants, it removes Benzene and Formaldehyde toxins present in home environments and help reduce the irritant side-effects to humans. It is toxic to dogs & cats, so keep it away from your pets.
Scientific Name: Aglaonema ‘Red Emerald’
Common Names: Aglaonema Red Emerald, Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen.
How to care and grow Aglaonema Red Emerald?
Aglaonema Red Emerald plant thrives best in low to bright light but no direct sunlight. Because direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained, peaty potting mixture.
Water your plant regularly, Keep the soil slightly moist during the summer and in the winter the topsoil should be dry out between each watering.
Aglaonema Red Emerald prefers ideal temperatures of 65 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit / 15 degrees Celsius – 21 degrees Celsius.
It can tolerate less humidity than some other plants, yet it will still appreciate your efforts to improve surrounding humidity levels, either via regular misting or using a pebble tray.
Fertilize once a month from spring through summer with a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted by half.
Re-pot your plant once every two years during the spring season.
Easily propagated from stem cuttings and by plant division during spring and summer.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest and disease issues. It is occasionally attacked by aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, or scale. Rots may occur if plants are over-watered. Leaves may brown up if plants are grown in very dry air or placed in a drafty area.