Plant Care Aglaonema Spitfire

Aglaonema Spitfire

About Aglaonema Spitfire

Chinese evergreens have been growing in homes throughout Asia for centuries as symbols of good fortune. They were introduced to the Western world in 1885. Their ancestors were cultivated starting in the 1930s and became especially successful in Florida, where most foliage plants are now produced. 🤞

Taxonomy

Aglaonema 'Spitfire'
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Aglaonema spitfire

How to care for Aglaonema Spitfire

Water

How often to water your Aglaonema Spitfire

Water needs for Aglaonema Spitfire
0.5 cups
every 7

Aglaonema Spitfire needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aglaonema Spitfire

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

December 8th, 2022

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 5th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Aglaonema Spitfire in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aglaonema Spitfire: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Aglaonema Spitfire can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aglaonema Spitfire

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aglaonema Spitfire: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aglaonema Spitfire after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Aglaonema Spitfire

Nutrient needs for plant Aglaonema Spitfire in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Aglaonema Spitfire

Aglaonema Spitfire

Aglaonema Spitfire


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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