Aglaonema matcha lemon
Plant species: Aglaonema cutlas
Plant genus: Aglaonema
Plant family: Araceae
Native plant: Southeast Asia, New Guinea
Soil drainage: well-draining; we recommend a substrate mix composed of coco coir, perlite, vermiculite, pumice.
Soil pH: acidic
Fertilizers: Aglaonema cutlas requires moderate fertilization, so 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: it is happiest at 60% - 70%, but it thrives admirably in an environment with lower humidity, down to 45%.
Temperature: 15-30 degrees Celsius
Light: moderate indirect light
Plant height including the pot: 30-35cm
Pot diameter: 12cm
Aglaonema cutlas is a cultivar with elongated blade-like leaves, a glossy texture, and variegation ranging from silver to deep green. From an aesthetic standpoint, it is considered perfect for enhancing the look of a room with its multiple foliage and compact growth pattern that exudes a natural vibe. Aglaonema cutlas also has the following characteristics:
- Aglaonema cutlas is one of the easiest indoor plants to care for, due to its resistance to pests and minimal care needs, especially in terms of light. It is also a good purifier, filtering toxins from the air such as benzene and formaldehyde.
- It prefers temperatures between 15 and 30 °C (59-86 °F). Ensure that the temperature does not drop below 14 °C (57 °F), even in winter. Humidity ranging from 45% to 70% is optimal for healthy development, but household humidity is also suitable. Therefore, a location that receives plenty of natural light is ideal for placing the plant. Alternatively, you can supplement humidity anytime with the help of a humidifier.
- The best time for transplanting is spring or summer. However, due to their rapid growth rate, we recommend changing the substrate every 12-16 months. Being a prolific plant, you can apply your gardening knowledge to propagate it by separating the basal rhizomes, to have a richer plant or to give new plants to friends. It prefers consistently moist substrate, but excessive watering can lead to root rot, so moderation is key.
- It has a very good growth rate under optimal conditions, including bright 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 moisture level of the substrate, your finger inserted into the pot to a depth of 2 cm is the best tool for measuring soil moisture. So, if you feel the substrate is damp, keep the spray bottle away from it for a day or two, and if you feel it's dry, water it.
Attention 2! When talking about watering, you need to consider the size of the pot in which the plant is planted, 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 will drown the plant's roots. It's best to discard excess water from the collector tray half an hour after watering.
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