Plant Care Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 01/06/2023

4.3 out of 5 (25 experiences)

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

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 'Red Siam Aurora'
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Red Chinese Evergreen

How to care for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

💦 Water

How often to water your Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Water needs for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema
0.5 cups
every 7

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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 Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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 Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema: 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 Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Common Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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 🏡.

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema Light Requirements →

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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.

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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.

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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!

Best Soil Mix for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema →

When and How to Successfully Repot Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema →


💩 Fertilizer

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema 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

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema →


🧐 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 Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema


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

Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
@Karah86 avatar
@@Karah86
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,255 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH
11/28/2021

Leaves are pretty as long as you can keep it happy. Mine requires very frequent water and a good amount of light. If it’s unhappy, the leaves start getting brown inky spots that turn the whole leaf brown quickly. Luckily, new leaves have been unfurling from the middle so it’s still lush.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@JuJuBeans avatar
@@JuJuBeans
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 7,427 XP
globe Decatur, GA
10/23/2021

Not pet friendly as most vibrant colored plants share that trait. Glossy dense foliage that makes it a natural centerpiece. Likes bright indirect light and humidity. Not fussy considering how exotic it looks.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
@Jody avatar
@@Jody
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario
09/15/2021

Was knocked down from my kitty, I thought dead. Watered it and it came right back!

Survivor Survivor
@Agatha avatar
@@Agatha
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,147 XP
06/11/2021

So far this plant isn’t super happy with me, I’m not sure why. It’s barely growing.
It’s getting medium light so I don’t hini that’s the problem.
The soil it came in just never dries, I let weeks go between watering, it’s just always moist, and that makes me nervous about root rot and suffocation.
There is also very contradictory information online about its water requirements. Greg recommends to water super frequently, keeping it moist at all times, but many places recommend the opposite, to let it dry significantly between watering.

So, yeah, confusing.

@Athena61 avatar
@@Athena61
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 1,453 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN
05/03/2021

This one has been through near death and came back strong. She’s a tough cookie. I let her get thirsty before watering and help keep her soil aerated by poking her soil gently with a chopstick every month or so. Her beautiful red leaves are gorgeous.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@shannonelliott avatar
@@shannonelliott
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 2,037 XP
globe Austin, TX
04/09/2021

beautiful plant and still does well when there are many cloudy days in a row

Survivor Survivor
@Demi avatar
@@Demi
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 1,049 XP
globe Chicago, IL
03/10/2021

It grows soo fast and it is so nice to see new leaves bloom. It also really loves attention.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@nikkilynn avatar
@@nikkilynn
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 1,731 XP
03/06/2021

Pretty easy, seems to like soil drying out between waterings

@Meln808 avatar
@@Meln808
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 643 XP
02/15/2021

This plant and I really don’t get along very well. While I really like his colors, he has been very picky about where he wants to be and he just never really filled in nicely. I see other people’s full and gorgeous, but Joe here has just been a drama queen!

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