4.7 out of 5 (15 experiences)
Also known as
Aglaonema, Aglaonema and Chinese Evergreen
How to care for Aglaonema Modestum
Aglaonema Modestum needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Aglaonema Modestum 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 💪.
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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 Modestum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I have an aglaonema that was propagated from a plant owned by my great, great grandmother (that original plant is still living, by the way.) It has been knocked off a counter by a rude cat and then laid on the kitchen floor, in a sad, broken pile of soil and bared roots for days, and when I (heartbroken, and certain it was doomed) repotted it, it came back to life without issue. It’s like the dang thing was never assaulted to begin with.
I feel like this plant doesn’t get enough hype. It’s a survivor, a thriver, and perfect for an inept plant owner like me.