Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
4.9 out of 5 (12 experiences)
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. 🤞
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
Also known as
Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Bay' and Silver Bay Aglaonema
How to care for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
How often to water your Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
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 located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' in your home
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
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.
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' 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 🏡.
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' 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' 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!
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!
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.
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.
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
Care Summary for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
0.5 cups every 7 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
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.
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!