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The aglaonema can be seen from afar ... So what? It is precisely his strong temper that is at the top of the decoration trend. A 100% natural decoration!
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : aglaonema
Family : Araceae
Type : Houseplant
Height : 0.4 to 1 m indoors
Exposure : Bright, shadow
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Persistent
Aglaonema, an easy-going plant
And as if this advantage weren't enough, it has another, and not the least, especially for those who don't have a green thumb: it requires little maintenance. In fact, native to the forests of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, this plant is used to fairly harsh living conditions. Its depolluting virtues would also help maintain a healthier indoor environment. But beware, the leaves and fruits of aglaonema are irritating to the skin and toxic if swallowed. If you choose to decorate your home with one of its 60 species, it is best to watch out for young children or pets in the house. Aside from that, this plant will greatly contribute to the ambience of your living room or dining room. Ideal for winter when the weather is good to stay at home, warm!
Maintenance of aglaonema
Aglaonema tolerates watering oversights and its soil can stay a little drier in winter.
- In an interior, aglaonema needs natural light even if it is not abundant.
To reduce the risk ofred spiders, we spray it twice a week. In order to help it breathe better, it is necessary, from time to time, to dust its leaves and clean them on both sides with a damp cloth.
Aglaonema is also prone to attack by mealybugs. Here's how to fight mealybugs.
A regular supply of green plant fertilizer helps ensure good growth of aglaonema.
Aglaonema in winter:
During winter, aglaonema goes into vegetative rest and its needs are simple.
- A temperature of 10 or 12 ° is sufficient, avoid overheated rooms or the direct proximity of a radiator
- Reduce the number of waterings and stop adding fertilizer.
The plant from the film Léon
With its superb deep green leaves marbled in contrasting colors, one might think it came straight out of a plastic artist's studio.
And yet, this houseplant is 100% natural. This is what no doubt seduced Luc Besson.
In the movieLeon, main actor Jean Reno carries an aglaonema throughout the film! Beyond the anecdote, aglaonema has a little 80's look that it fully embraces.
With him, we fill up with colors, patterns and even shapes. We do not hesitate to associate it with the flashiest colors, the most offbeat materials, the most abundant patterns.
Smart tip about aglaonema
Please note, aglaonema is a poisonous plant and should not be ingested under any circumstances.
Visual credits: Aglaonema 1: © Edilus Fotolia Aglaonema 2: © gracel21 Fotolia Aglaonema 3: © amawasri Fotolia Aglaonema 4: © Anant Kaset Fotolia