Easy to care in the home and office at low to medium light level and widely used in the interiorscape industry.
There are several common varieties available such as emerald beauty, silver queen, siam and silver bay. Clumping in nature and a bushy look, they can grow up to 3-4 ft. according to the size of the pot.
Most varieties are variegated in nature and light requirement will vary depending on the variegation (lighter colour will require higher light to maintain the colour). Exposure to full sun will burn the foliage while on the other hand prolong low light will cause straggly growth.
However, the plant survives indoor lighting and performs well in the office environment. Easily gets damage at temperature below 60 degrees – not tolerant to cold.
Mealy bugs are common to aglaonemas and stickly honeydew substance is the first sign of infestation. Look for them under the foliage and leaf axils. A spray mixture of water and mild liquid dish soap will protect the plant if treated for a few weeks.