There are almost 40 species of aglaonema are available and they belongs to the Araceae family. Common name of aglaonemas are Chinese Evergreen. They are of herbaceous types and produce branches freely. They prefer indirect light and can be a excellent houseplant with little care.
This plant can be grown outdoor also, but do not put them in direct sunlight. But, due to their shade loving nature, Aglaonemas mostly grown as houseplant. Most of them does not go beyond 40 to 50 centimeters in height. So ideal for a front or table-top display. Aglaonema prefers porous soil with rich in organic matters. They should be kept in a moist atmosphere. Water them liberally in summer and spring but just keep the soil moist in winter. Chinese Evergreens prefer well drained moist soil, but they do not like soggy soil. They are normally propagated from node cuttings or division. Tissue culture is another means of propagation. The sap of this plant is poisonous, same as dumb cane. It causes irritation of skin and if any parts chewed, several infection of throat, tongue and mouth occurs.
An excellent variety. Leaves closely set and ovate-elliptic. The leaves are 15 to 20 cms long and striped. Midrib and margin are irregularly spotted dark green and the lamina is silver green.
Aglaonema Earnesto Hybrid
one of the most spectacular aglaonemas. It has large elliptic leaves. Lamina up to 40 cms long, thick, centre band grey or greyish white and border deep green. The petiole is cream or ivory white.
an attractive plant with compact growth habit. Leaves are normally oblong or broad elliptic. Midrib and margin of the leaves are glossy dark green. It has feathery markings along veins, middle is silver grey.
Aglaonema Silver King
it is one of the common houseplant, for their quick-growing and freely-suckering nature. Leaves are normally 20 to 30 cms long, irregular green spots along veins. Middle are almost entirely silver grey and petioles silver marked.