Aglaonema: care at home.


In order to cultivate a beautiful and well-kept flower, we need not only watering, normal temperature and lighting, but also well-formed soil-moisture and breathable.Leaf ground take 3 parts to 1 part sand and peat, and ½ of the charcoal and humus.If you do not compost, you can take 2 pieces of leaf, 1 part sand and peat, and add at least a little bit of charcoal - such a mixture will be loose enough and nutritious.You can still buy in the store ready for ground violets or heather and azalea - it is also suitable for aglaonem.In a pot with flower must be a normal drainage.

aglaonemu need to feed up all year to 2 times a month.Use a fertilizer for ornamental and indoor plants.

transplant Aglaonema

Transplanted aglaonemu time in 2 years, in the spring or summer, and the large, mature plants, more rarely - once in 4 years.Juice Aglaonema poisonous, so when transplanting plants need to wear gloves, so he did not get on skin.

Propagation Aglaonema

propagated by cuttings Aglaonema easiest .They put in a warm and loose soil, and the roots are developing very quickly - from dormant buds, and from the land of the rising young shoots.It should be carefully watered stalk, so it does not zamokal until he fully take root.

seed propagation also turns out perfectly, although it is much less likely to do.In aglaonem seeds ripen perfectly straight on the plant, so the germination of their nearly 100% if you do not collect berries prematurely.Painting in mature berries rich red, and they are easily removed from the stalks, need only to take them up.From the pulp of the berries have to pull out seeds, wash them immediately and sow a mixture of sand and peat 1: 1.If the seeds are stored - even a short time, they may lose viability.Containers of crops should be put in a warm and watered regularly - shoots will appear quickly.When there are leaves, the plants are transplanted into small pots in one, and then - with the growth - are planted in large size containers.Around the 3rd year of the young aglaonem make beautiful mature plants.

Aglaonema: pests and diseases

Aglaonema, like most indoor plants are susceptible to diseases and pests of defeat, but the most dangerous for them to waterlogging, combined with the cold.If the earthen room much moisten the roots begin to rot, the leaves turn yellow and wither.If at this indoor still cold - below 15 ° C, in addition to rot quickly arise fungal infection and a flower can be lost.

Other problems: yellowing of the leaf margins - is watered with chlorine;leaves are curled edges and the tips become brown - dry air drying earthen coma, lowering the temperature or drafts.Too bright lighting is blanching the leaves, and high humidity, combined with stale air and the temperature is lowered, the leaves aglaonem affected botrytis.

From dangerous pest thrips, spider mites, scale insects and aphids.Fighting them helps warm shower, and special preparations.

We must not forget that Aglaonema poisonous and especially their fruit, so to place these popular ornamentals should be, so that they were inaccessible to children and pets.