Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
4.2 out of 5 (6 experiences)
About Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
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 'Sparkling Sarah'
How to care for Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
How often to water your Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' 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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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' in your home
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' 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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How to fertilize Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
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 'Sparkling Sarah' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah' 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 'Sparkling Sarah'
Aglaonema 'Sparkling Sarah'
0.5 cups every 7 days
< 6ft from a window
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
This ‘low light tolerated’ plant is easy to care for, beautiful, and easy to propagate! Mine was getting a little leggy so I chopped and propped in water and I have new growth on the stems left behind and roots growing on the cuttings. This stunning plant is GREAT for beginners and it’s so fun to look at! 😉
* This plant currently sits in a west-facing room under a cheap grow light. I water it sometimes. *
I have not been able to find this plants happy place. When I got it, I assumed it would be like all of my other Aglaonema or Chinese evergreens... it isn't. I've had this plant for a few years and it was getting very leggy. I've struggled to find the balance between waterings.
You should see this poor plant now; it looks so bad! It has lost the majority of its leaves on top and then the stems broke in half. I put the stems back in the pot and they are now starting to sprout new leaves. Perhaps, once we get out of 2021, this plant might turn around!