Aglaonema Dona Carmen
Selling size: Single plant
The Aglaonema Dona Carmen has long oval greenish white-based leaves with splashes of pink and red hues in the middle. Their big leaves are connected to a long beige stem. This indoor plant can actually produce flowers in the long run too! Moreover, this Aglaonema is so low-maintenance that you can just leave them be and it will get bushier over time.
The name Aglaonema originated from the Greek words, “aglaos” meaning shining, and “nema” meaning thread. These plants are native to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. They grow underneath tall trees, making them tolerant of low-light areas. And in 1885, this plant was brought to Royal Botanic Gardens and was introduced to the West. There it was cultivated and hybridized, resulting in the wide array of varieties we have today.
This Dona Carmen for sale in Manila thrives best in bright indirect sunlight where it can have optimum growth. But fortunately, this indoor plant is very versatile as it can tolerate low-light areas as well! Meanwhile, placing them in direct sunlight can scorch their leaves so make sure to put them out of harsh sunlight. 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. Moreover, 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’s thirsty. On the other hand, yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering which can lead to root rot. Aglaonemas don’t like their soil too moist 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 can be done through stem cutting or root division, and water propagation or soil propagation. With using stem cuttings, choose a mature stem that’s several inches long. Identical small bumps might be seen in the stem and this is where new roots can grow so make sure to include them in your cutting. Afterward, you can bury them in soil (optional: treat your soil with rooting hormone) and wait for rooting to take place. With root division, this can be done when repotting as these indoor plants produce new stems over time. All you have to do is split up these stems carefully by hand and plant them into separate pots. Care for your cuttings as you would with a normal Aglaonema plant, and roots should start to appear after 3 to 4 weeks.