Plant Care Aglaonema

Aglaonema

About Aglaonema

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 lucky
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Aglaonema

Water

How often to water your Aglaonema

Water needs for Aglaonema
0.5 cups
every 7

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

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

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

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 in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

24% Very Low

Growing Aglaonema in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Aglaonema in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

February 5th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 64.9% ☀️

February 5th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 64.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

February 3rd, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 18.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Aglaonema in your home

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

Aglaonema 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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aglaonema

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

When to repot Aglaonema

Nutrient needs for plant Aglaonema in Seattle, Washington

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

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Seattle is 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 repot…

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Care Summary for Aglaonema

Aglaonema

Aglaonema


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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