One of the most mainstream Foliage Pot Plants, Aglaonemas have a lot of positives:
- They are on NASA’s list of Air cleaning plants.
- They can tolerate some of the lowest light levels of any common indoor plant (though, like with all plants, good light levels are key to plant longevity and quality maintenance).
- Unlike many Aroids Aglaonema causes noirritation to skin and mucous membranes.
- The relatively new Colored Leaf Aglaonemas, bred in Indonesia and Thailand from A. rotundum and other species give a splash of color and yet are tough indoor plants – there is almost nothing else that can give this much color under such low light conditions.
- Aglaonemas used to come only in tall, big plant sizes; however, modern hybrids are much more compact and we even have hybrids that are very suitable for 10 or 12 cm pots.
- In terms of maintaining them, Aglaonemas prefer to be allowed to dry out quite a bit (within limits!) and they tend to get leaf rot – any leaves with the beginning if rot should be removed immediately from the base.
Tropica Nursery grows a lot of Aglaonemas – all are modern, compact hybrids and we divide them into Mini, Midi & Maxi cultivars based on the finished sizes and general growth tendencies.