Plant Species: Aglaonema cutlass
Plant Genus: Aglaonema
Plant Family: Araceae
Native Region: Southeast Asia, New Guinea
Soil Drainage: Well-draining, recommend a substrate mix composed of coco coir, perlite, vermiculite, pumice.
Soil pH: Acidic
Fertilizers: Aglaonema cutlass requires moderate fertilization, thus we recommend using a bio-type fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) from the beginning of March until the end of November.
Air Humidity: The happiest humidity range is 60% - 70%, but it also performs admirably in an environment with lower humidity, down to 45%.
Temperature: 15-30 degrees Celsius
Light: Moderate indirect light
Height of Plant with Included Pot: 25-30cm
Pot Diameter: 10cm
Aglaonema cutlass is a cultivar with elongated blade-like leaves, a glossy texture, and variegation ranging from silver to dark green. From an aesthetic standpoint, this plant is considered perfect for enhancing the appearance of a room, due to its multiple foliage and growth pattern that imparts a natural vibe. Aglaonema cutlass also possesses the following characteristics:
- Aglaonema cutlass is one of the easiest-to-care-for indoor plants, owing to its resistance to pests and minimal care requirements, especially in terms of light. Additionally, it is a good purifier, filtering toxins from the air such as benzene and formaldehyde.
- It prefers temperatures between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Ensure the temperature doesn't drop below 14 degrees Celsius, even in winter. Humidity ranging from 45% to 70% is optimal for healthy development, but household humidity is also suitable. Therefore, a location receiving ample natural light is ideal for placing the plant. Alternatively, you can supplement humidity at any time with the help of a humidifier.
- The best time to transplant is in spring or summer. However, due to its rapid growth rate, we recommend changing the substrate every 12-16 months. Being a prolific plant, you can put your gardening skills into practice and propagate it by separating the basal rhizomes to have a more abundant plant or offer new plants to friends. It prefers consistently moist substrate, but excessive watering can lead to root rot – moderation is key.
It has a very good growth rate under optimal conditions, namely full indirect light (east-facing windows are the best options), humidity of 45% - 70%, and watering the substrate when the top two centimeters have dried out.
Attention! To check the substrate's humidity level, the finger inserted into the pot to a depth of 2 cm is the best moisture measurement tool. As such, if you feel the substrate is moist, keep the spray bottle away from it for a day or two, and if it feels dry, water it.
Attention 2! When talking about watering, you should consider the pot in which the plant is placed, as well as the amount of substrate and its degree of aeration. In other words, don't pour a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm, as you'll drown the plant's roots. It's best to discard excess water from the collector dish half an hour after watering.
Good luck with care! And don't forget to provide updates about your plant, using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tagging @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts! We promise to share them in our stories ☺
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