The Red Siam Aurora has glossy, oval dark green leaves with red and pink edges. This indoor decorative plant is a type of Aglaonema or Chinese Evergreen. It’s a very easy-to-spot plant with its vibrant red hues. Moreover, the Red Siam is also easy to care for and is a fast grower! This one can get lush in no time without having to overgrow its pot right away!
- Plant height:
- Small – 5 to 7 inches tall, minimum of 5 leaves
- Medium – 5 to 7 inches, minimum of 10 leaves
- Large – 5 to 7 inches, minimum of 15 leaves
- Pot diameter: 6 to 8 inches for all sizes
The name Aglaonema came from the Greek words, “aglaos” meaning shining, and “nema” meaning thread. Aglaonemas are native to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. They grow underneath tall trees, making them tolerant of low light areas. And in 1885, this plant was brought to Royal Botanic Gardens and was introduced to the West. There it was cultivated and hybridized, resulting to the wide array of varieties we have today.
This Red Siam for sale in Manila thrives best in bright indirect sunlight where it can have optimum growth. But fortunately, this indoor plant is very versatile as it can tolerate low light areas as well! Meanwhile, placing them in direct sunlight can scorch its leaves so make sure to put it out of harsh sunlight. Its watering schedule can be once a week or when the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil has dried out. Aglaonemas prefer to be underwatered than overwatered, so forgetting to water them occasionally shouldn’t hurt your plant. Furthermore, make sure that the water drains at the bottom of the pot as well, this ensures that the water has reached the roots of the plant.
This Aglaonema for sale in Manila will droop when it’s thirsty. On the other hand, yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering which can lead to root rot. Aglaonemas don’t like their soil damp so deep watering once a week should be enough. It’s also good to know that it’s natural in a plant’s life cycle to have old leaves (that are usually at the bottom) die. This can mean that a new sprout might be on the way!
Propagating Aglaonemas can be done through stem cutting, or root division, and water propagation or soil propagation. With using stem cuttings, choose a mature stem that’s several inches long. Identical small bumps might be seen in the stem and this is where new roots can grow so make sure to include them in your cutting. Afterwards, you can bury them in soil (optional: treat your soil with rooting hormone) and wait for rooting to take place. With root division, this can be done when repotting as Aglaonemas produce new stems over time. All you have to do is split up these stems carefully by hand and plant them into separate pots. Care for your cuttings as you would with a normal Aglaonema plant, and roots should start to appear after 3 to 4 weeks.