Aglaonema - home care


The variegated leaves of Aglaoneme, possessing amazing beauty, have long been liked by many growers. Therefore, this tropical guest, home to which are the forests of the islands of the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia, can be found in many homes. Moreover, the plant has the ability to purify the air, filling it with a barely noticeable aroma. In addition, it is not difficult to care for an Aglaonema, it is only necessary to fulfill a few simple requirements, so that the flower feels comfortable enough.

How to care for the aglaonema

Currently, several hundred species of Aglaones have been adapted for growing at home, which differ from each other by the color of the leaves, ranging from pale pink to silvery. However, they all have a common feature, which lies in the special heat-loving nature of this plant. In summer, the temperature of the air in the room where the Aglaonema is located should be at least + 20-25 degrees, and in winter the mercury column can drop not lower than +18 degrees. In ad

dition, Aglaonema is very fond of light, however, its glossy, dense leaves do not tolerate the direct ultraviolet rays of the .Therefore, for a flowerpot with a flower, you should choose a secluded and slightly shaded place in a bright room near the window. However, some varieties of Aglaonema, for example, silvery, can be on the windowsill all the year round and at the same time feel excellent. The main thing is to take care that in the heat the leaves of the plant do not overheat, for which they should be periodically wiped with a damp sponge or sprayed from a spray gun. If this is not done, then the tips of the leaf will very soon change their color and become brown, then begin to dry out, which can lead to the death of the entire flower.

The selection of water for aglaonema should be approached with particular care by .The liquid from the tap without pre-filtering and settling for these purposes is completely inappropriate. Plus, the water should not be warm, otherwise it will negatively affect the development of the root system of the flower. The best option, if its temperature will be +15 degrees regardless of the time of year. Summer Aglaonem should be watered almost daily, not allowing the drying of the soil in the flowerpot. If this simple rule is neglected, the leaves will very soon become sluggish and begin to fall off. As a rule, after 3-4 days without watering in the heat to save from death, the flower is almost impossible. In winter, watering should be moderate, not more than 2 times a week. Moreover, it is best not to use top dressing at all, so that Aglaonema does not start throwing young shoots ahead of time. In the summer, in the kidney every 2-3 weeks, it is recommended to add complex organic and mineral fertilizers for houseplants .It is also important to remember that in the room where this plant is located, the humidity of the air throughout the year should be increased. To do this, it is enough to pour river sand in the tray and moisten it as it is dried, or put a container of water near the flowerpot with a flower.

Propagation

Propagated by Aglaonema in several ways. In spring, when pruning occurs, for this purpose, cuttings with several young leaves can be used, which are immediately planted for rooting into a mixture of peat and river sand. In autumn, the same can be done with air layers, which must be carefully cut and planted in a separate vase. Both in the first and in the second case, young shoots take root fairly quickly, and for 5-7 days, and do not require the creation of special greenhouse conditions. Blossoms aglaonema in the home very rarely, but if it does happen, you should wait until the place of tender spiraling flowers will appear fruits in the form of berries. Inside they contain seeds, which are also suitable for the propagation of this plant. They should be carefully separated from the pulp, then planted in a sand-peat mixture and before the appearance of young shoots, which will happen in about 4-5 days, abundantly watered. In addition, in spring during the transplant from the maternal root, you can simply separate the part from the shoots and plant it in a separate vase.

Despite the fact that the new location of the Aglaonema is easily established, is not recommended for transplanting adult plants more than once every 2-3 years .It should be done in the spring, picking up a pot with a reserve - spacious and deep enough. As a primer, it is best to use a substate consisting of leaf land, river sand, peat and humus. If desired, a little charcoal can be added to the mixture. It is also worth taking care of the good drainage of the flowerpot, for which you can use expanded clay, gravel or broken brick. All work on the transplantation of the flower must be performed in gloves, as the leaves and stems of the Aglaonema are sufficiently poisonous. And their juice can leave burns on the skin.

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