Plant Care Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

About Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

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. 🤞


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How to care for Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'


How often to water your Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Water needs for Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'
0.5 cups
every 7

Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Francisco, California.

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 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 'Ernesto's Favorite' in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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Growing Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' in San Francisco, California

Sunlight will increase by 37.6% ☀️

February 4th, 2023

San Francisco is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to increase by 37.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of ene…

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' in San Francisco, California

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours …

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Finding light for Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite' 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite': 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 'Ernesto's Favorite' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Aglaonema 'Ernesto's Favorite'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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