Plant Care Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

About Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

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. 🤞


Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Also known as

Aglaonema 'Manila Whorl'

How to care for Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'


How often to water your Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Water needs for Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'
0.5 cups
every 7

Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 'Manila Whirl'

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 'Manila Whirl' in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

43% Low

Growing Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 27.3% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

February 5th, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.1 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in your home

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

Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' 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 Houston, Texas ⛅.


How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

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

When to repot Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Nutrient needs for plant Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl' in Houston, Texas

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

February 6th, 2023

The growing potential in Houston 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 'Manila Whirl'

Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Aglaonema 'Manila Whirl'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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