Plant Care Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

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Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

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 'Silver Bay'
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Bay' and Silver Bay Aglaonema

How to care for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

💦 Water

How often to water your Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

Water needs for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
0.5 cups
every 7

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 'Silver Bay'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' in your home

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

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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 of Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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 'Silver Bay' Water Frequency →

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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 🏡.

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' Light Requirements →

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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 'Silver Bay' Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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 'Silver Bay' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' →


💩 Fertilizer

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' 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!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.


🌱 Propagation

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
@bigshe64 avatar
@@bigshe64
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 5,356 XP
globe Ephrata, PA
09/29/2021

Easy to grow plant

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jennifer avatar
@Jennifer
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 651 XP
globe Pensacola, FL
06/15/2021

This baby has really boosted my confidence in plant parenting

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mia avatar
@Mia
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Jacksonville, FL
06/15/2021

I’ve had her for a ling time and was technically my first plant so that says enough about how strong she is. It is very obvious now when she is and isn’t happy with me but will always be my favorite. She is an extremely fast grower and when i see a new bud from the soil or leave coming in then i know she is happy with me. I did have to do a lot of cutting down on her recently but ive kept her in the same small pot to keep from buying a smaller pot for the time being. That being said a lot of her dirt is exposed and will draw in the gnats that fly around the top of the soil. I recommend watering from the bottom for any plant with a lit of exposed soil.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@shealenyeah avatar
@@shealenyeah
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,990 XP
04/07/2021

When I bought this the plant seller told me that it’s a great plant for low light and can survive in artificial light (so a great office plant!) So far, I’ve kept mine in an area in my apartment that doesn’t get much light and it’s already sprouted new leaves. Once I get to go back to my office I’ll take her with me and see if she holds up to the task at my desk!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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