Aglaonema modestum

    Aglaonema modestum

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    Aglaonema modestum

    Aglaonema modestum, also known as Chinese Evergreen, is a slow-growing tropical plant that is popular for its attractive foliage. It has broad, shiny, green leaves with white or silver variegation. The plant can grow up to 2 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide.

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    Did you know that Aglaonema modestum is considered lucky in some Asian cultures and is often given as a gift to bring good fortune?

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    Aglaonema modestum likes to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly and allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. In winter, the plant can be watered less frequently.


    This plant thrives in low to medium light conditions and can even tolerate low light levels. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.


    Aglaonema modestum prefers a humid environment, so it's a good idea to mist the leaves or use a humidity tray. The plant can also be placed near a humidifier or in a bathroom where there is a lot of steam.


    Fertilize Aglaonema modestum every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. In the winter, reduce feeding to once a month.

    Pests & Deficiencies:

    Aglaonema modestum is relatively pest-free, but watch out for mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects. To treat pests, use a gentle insecticide or try removing the pests by hand. Yellowing leaves can indicate a lack of nutrients, so be sure to fertilize regularly.


    : Aglaonema modestum can be propagated by division or by cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully separate offsets from the parent plant and pot each one in its own pot filled with fresh soil. To propagate by cuttings, take stem cuttings in the spring or summer and plant in moist soil. Keep the soil consistently moist and provide bright, indirect light until roots have formed and new growth appears. Overall, Aglaonema modestum is a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for those new to indoor gardening. With proper care, it can thrive for many years and provide a touch of green to any room.
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