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Description for Aglaonema Butterfly Manis
Aglaonemas are slow growing, attractive, and make excellent foliage plants. It is usually grown as a perennial plant. They have large, narrow, and glossy leaves on short stems. Considered to be a shade tolerant plant with glossy green leaves with pink veins and patches.
Planting and care
The most preferred method for aglaonema propagation is propagation via stem cuttings, but can also propagate through seeds and root cutting. Propagation by seeds- Take the fresh aglaonema seeds which are found at the base of mature plant flowers, wash the seeds in H2O mixed water or in acidic water, prepare the seed germination soil mix or coco-peat mix, spread the seeds at the top it and cover very lightly. Place it in indirect sunlight, recommended temperature for seed germination is 25 â€“ 35-degree Celsius. It may take up to 45 -60 days for seeds to germinate.
Propagation via stem cuttings- Stem cutting is the most preferred method of propagation, cut the new shoots with minimum five leaves or old plant stem with a sanitized cutter and plant it into the soil or coco-peat mix. Place it in indirect sunlight, if the temperature is above 20-degree Celsius, new shoots will emerge from cuttings in 25-45 days.
Propagation via root cuttings- This method is the safest and assures success, the plant is separated from the mother plant with roots and planted in a new container and kept in indirect sunlight, newly planted plant starts building own root system in quick time like 5 -10 days. 15 -35-degree Celsius temperature is ideal for this method.
Caring for Aglaonema Butterfly Manis
- Apply the fertilizer to the plant per month.
- Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil feels dry to touch.
- Avoid overwatering.
- Water the plant when the top 2 inches of the soil starts getting dry.
- Re-pot the plant in the spring season.
- Loosen the soil so, the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture. Avoid disturbing the roots.
Typical uses of Aglaonema Butterfly Manis
Special features: Aglaonema or Chinese evergreen is an extremely popular houseplant, which is very easy to grow. While the different varieties might have subtle differences, they each have a few major similarities.
Ornamental use: It is used as the ornamental plant.
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