Aglaonema are a family of colorful and easy to grow houseplants. Ideal for a shady spot on the patio, balcony, or in a tropical garden. You’ll have a hard time finding a plant with more red coloration on the leaves. Red Valentine Chinese Evergreen plants are an excellent clean air plant that is truly easy to grow. The Aglaonema ‘Red Valentine’ is such a stunner. It’s low maintenance, only needing low to bright indirect light and will shock any onlooker with its bright green, red and pink foliage. Aglaonema are easy care low light houseplants. They can tolerate lower light conditions and will bounce back from drying out. They are a great plant for beginners or the forgetful gardener.
Aglaonema houseplants like bright, indirect light to low light. Grows well under fluorescent light, making it an ideal office plant.
Aglaonema Red Valentine should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn’t need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water.
Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you’re unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
The best soil for Aglaonema Red Valentine is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition.
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