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.
This plant is widely used in the Interiorscape industry. It is frequently used in propots, panelpots, toppers in offices and decorative displays, and as a ground cover plant in public locations, shopping centres, atriums. A native plant of Polynesia (French), it is a popular in homes in cold regions, and naturalized in tropical and sub-tropical forest around the world. Commonly seen in Australia, SE Asia, India, Hawaii and the West Indies, it is very hardy and difficult to kill and requires little care. It is mistakenly referred to as Philodendron.
There are several common names for this plant: money plant, silver vine, devil’s ivy or devil’s vine and Solomon Island ivy. Very popular are the jade, and the variegated golden and marble queen varieties.
It is efficient at removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde, zylene and benzene.