Plant size: Single plant | Pot Included
It is still the same species as Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor, only that Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor has a combination of two colors, namely dark green and light green. Included in the category of ornamental plants that easily live in subtropical to tropical areas. Originating and growing wild around the rainforests of Southeast Asia, one of them is Indonesia.
The name Aglaonema comes from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘shiny plant’. In Indonesia, the aglaonema plant is often referred to as a ‘sri rejeki’ plant. Aglaonema is considered and believed to be able to provide positive energy for sustenance. The Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor is no exception .
Besides being considered a plant that can provide positive energy to bring sustenance, the aglaonema plant is also designated by NASA as an effective plant in removing household pollutants, such as formaldehyde and benzane in the air. Of course Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor is also included in one type of aglaonema plant in question.
Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor is a shrub with a stem height of 60 cm, brown, round, and the leaf midrib marks are still visible on the stem. The leaves of Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor are elongated with flat leaf edges. Has a dominant dark green color combined with irregular light green spots scattered randomly.
Tips and How to Take Care of Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor
Although basically the Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plant has characteristics that are easy to grow, but to further maximize the development and growth process, it is better to have knowledge about how to care for this plant so that it can grow well.
Of the several ways that can be done in caring for Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plants independently, there are at least seven ways which will be explained below. Here are some ways you can do this:
- Keep Away from Direct Sunlight
Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor is classified as an ornamental plant that is not spoiled, but this Aglaonema plant will grow better if it is not exposed to direct sunlight.
Shining plants with sufficient sunlight is the key to the success of growing aglaonema plants . Direct sunlight on this plant will cause the leaves to turn yellow and wither.
- Avoid Too Low or Cold Temperatures
Plants Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor has a low tolerance for cold temperatures and does not like to grow in temperatures below 16 degrees Celsius. Therefore, try to always provide comfort and good air humidity even if you put it indoors.
- Don’t Too Often Watered
Aglaonema plants are very easy to grow so you don’t have to bother with water intake problems for this plant. However, it should be noted that the availability of nutrients and water must be sufficient during the dry season. This can be done by watering Aglaonema Pictumm Bicolor two to three times a week.
If the rainy or cold season has arrived, you should reduce your water intake by watering the plants once or twice a week. Always use clean water to water the plant parts and wet the leaves to bathe them from dirty dust and bacteria.
- Adjust Plant Humidity
Caring for Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plants must also pay attention to the humidity of the surrounding air because if it is too dry it will not make it fresh, but if it is too wet it will rot the roots.
Give the gravel on the surface of the soil and then water regularly and also provide air circulation to this plant through the hole in the pot or container used by the aglaonema plant .
- Give Fertilizer
Fertilizer is not only given for fruit trees but also for ornamental plants such as Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor . Giving fertilizers makes plants get adequate vitamin intake. Pay attention to the provision of fertilizer so that it is just enough, not too much because it can interfere with one of the breeding processes of this plant.
- Use Organic Soil Media
Using organic soil is highly recommended as a growing medium for Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor . Soil derived from the remains of plants, animals, and humans, both those that have undergone advanced decomposition and those that are undergoing the process of decomposition, can make Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plants grow fast and healthy.
Also do regular checks on soil quality. Because if the soil has clotted, dry or too wet, it must be immediately replaced with new soil.
- Getting Rid of Pests Regularly
Make sure the condition of the leaves and stems of the Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plant is free from pests that can interfere and damage plant growth such as spiders, fleas, mites, and caterpillars. Spray a little pesticide to repel pests from small creatures that can make Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor plants wither or even die.
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