How to Care for the Aglaonema

The Aglaonema comes in more that 100 varieties and is considered to be a very hardy houseplant and is a good choice for low light areas. This plant is often listed in the top rank of easiest and most durable plants to grow.

Light On the Aglaonema

It is best to keep Aglaonemas away from direct sunlight. A shaded location is the best for these plants.

Water Needs of the Aglaonema

This plant type is a slow water user.

Temperature Needs for Aglaonema Plants

Aglaonemas are very sensitive to temperatures below 50 degrees and should be kept away from cold drafts.

Pests To be Aware Of

Most common pest on these plants is the mealy bug. A white cottony looking insect that is found in the leaf axils, along the stems and undersides of the leaves. The best control is to watch for them and remove them if they show up. Occasionally Aglos will get spider mites if the light level is too high.