Bold jade markings on long thin leaves create the lush foliage of this tough and durable Aglaonema variety. This is complimented by dark green highlights dotted around the leaves and delicate U-shaped stems. The addition of a self-watering pot means this is a sure-fire choice for any houseplant newbie looking for an unusual choice likely to do well long term or as a gift.
It will grow quickly up to a height of a metre and will not mind having a long dry phase watering. Perfect for those of us who are a little erratic with our watering patterns! It also requires little light, but will not mind a brighter spot either.
Temperature It's got to be hot to survive unfortunately. This is the main reason for failure with these lovely plants.
WateringThey're a thirsty variety, with at least some moisture always required in the soil. Do be careful of those cold nights though, as it doesn't take long for those lovely minty green stems to turn yellow with rot.
Feeding Use full strength plant food throughout spring and summer.
Tips If you notice yellowing at the base of the stems and a few leaves looking no longer at their best, it could very well be that the plant has gotten cold whilst wet. Try your best to keep it warm and remove bits of rotting stem to prevent it spreading.
Light Level Somewhere dark is best, but that's not to say it won't do well in a brighter spot as well. Anywhere out of direct sunlight will be absolutely fine. Just bear in mind that if it's in a brighter spot, it will be incredibly thirsty!