The Aglaonema Silver King has long pale green leaves with dark green details in the middle. This indoor plant in Manila is very versatile as it can adapt to different conditions. In addition, they’re fast growers as well and can produce new leaves every once in a while. In no time, they can be super lush and you might not even notice a new stem growing! Get this decorative houseplant and you won’t be disappointed!
- Plant height:
- Small – 5 to 7 inches, 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 started from the Greek words, “aglaos” which means sparkling, and “nema” which means string. These plants are local to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of Asian nations like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. They develop under tall trees, making them open minded toward low-light territories. Also, in 1885, this plant was brought to Royal Botanic Gardens and was acquainted with the West. There it was developed and hybridized, bringing about the wide cluster of assortments we have today.
This Silver King for sale in Manila thrives best in bright indirect sunlight where it can have optimum growth. But luckily, this indoor plant is very versatile as it can tolerate low-light areas as well! On the other hand, placing them in direct sunlight can burn their leaves so make sure to not to place them where sunlight can fully reach them. Once a week watering is recommended or when the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil has dried out. These houseplants 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 deep watering method ensures that the water has reached the roots of the plant.
This Aglaonema for sale in Manila will droop when it needs water. Meanwhile, yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering which can lead to root rot. Aglaonemas don’t like their soil too wet 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 leaf might be on the way!
Propagating Aglaonemas should be possible through stem cutting or root division, and water or soil propagation. With utilizing stem cuttings, pick a developed stem that is a few inches in length. Identical small bumps may be found in the stems and this is the place where new roots can develop so make a point to include them for your cutting. From there, you can cover them in soil (optional: treat your soil with rooting hormone) and trust that establishing will occur. With root division, this should be possible while repotting as these indoor plants produce new stems over the long run. You should simply separate these stems cautiously by hand and plant them into independent pots. Care for your cuttings as you would with an ordinary Aglaonema plant, and roots should begin to show up following 3 weeks to about a month.