Aglaonema Silver Queen – Aglaonema commutatum
Aglaonema Commutatum, commonly known as “Silver Queen” with short stems and large, attractive leaves that are distinctively marbled with silvery-white and green shades, is perfectly suited for a modern living room or office, dim bedroom, or cozy study. Their tolerance for both humid and dry conditions coupled with the fact that they thrive in low light makes them a perfect choice for less than ideal light conditions or forgetful plant owners.
Aglaonema will thrive in low to medium light. Avoid direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.
Water once to twice a week, allowing soil to dry out partially between watering. Do not overwater as this may encourage root rot. Water less in the winter.
Normal room temperature 18-24°C, however avoid cold draughts.
Average to high room humidity is needed. Increasing the humidity levels of a room especially if the room has artificial heating will improve the plants growth and prevent leaves from becoming dry and shrilling up.
Apply an organic liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
A peat based potting mix, mixed with part perlite or sand to improve drainage is ideal or any other well-draining potting mix.
Browning tips on green leaves are usually caused by a buildup in the soil of salts, chlorine, minerals or fluoride from tap water. To remedy this, you can either leach the soil of its mineral deposits by thoroughly draining it using distilled water or rainwater, or you can simply repot in fresh soil.
Common pests are mealybugs. Inspect stems and grow media for signs of pests.
Aglaonema is susceptible to anthracnose and myrothecium leaf spots, which are both fungal. These can discolor your leaves and cause holes or patchy dry brown spots, and can slowly develop into more severe damage over time. Treating these requires a light misting of organic fungicide.
Bacterial leaf spot may also appear on your plants. Typically transmitted via non-sterilized tools or by aphids, this will also respond well to our organic fungicide.