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She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
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About Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
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. 🤞
Also known as
Chinese Evergreen 'Cutlass'
How to care for Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
How often to water your Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Miami, Florida.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Aglaonema 'Cutlass' in your home
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' 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 💪.️
Miami, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
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 'Cutlass' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Aglaonema 'Cutlass' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Aglaonema 'Cutlass' is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.
Care Summary for Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
0.5 cups every 7 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
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