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Aglaonema Chocolate Plants have dark green leaves with light pink to red veins that require little-to-no maintenance. It gets its name from the almost chocolate look to the dark green leaves mixed with red.
Aglaonema Chocolate is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that does best if kept away from drafts or vents. Additionally, we recommend planting your chocolate plant in a growing pot with drainage holes to protect your plant's root system.
These tropical indoor plants are tolerant to drought and can handle a wide variety of lighting conditions. Because of this low maintenance care regimen, Aglaonema make a choice for first time plant parents.
These chocolate-colored houseplants make for a gorgeous focal point to a room and add a sense of simplistic beauty to any space. The silver-green foliage really makes a statement when planted in a brightly colored pot, and the 6-inch containers could be used as a table centerpiece or to brighten a corner of the room. Not to mention, if cared for properly--your Aglaonema will produce
As an added benefit, the Chocolate Chinese Evergreen is considered a clean air plant, known for removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air inside your home.
|Mature Height:||30 to 36 Inches|
|Mature Width:||30 to 36 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, densely branching, insignificant flower|
|Flower Color:||Green and white|
|Foliage:||Dark "chocolatey" green with pinkish red veins|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out some between watering; If unsure, do not water|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Aglaonema Chocolate
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What is the light requirement for Aglaonema Chocolate?
Aglaonema Chocolate does well in just about any light condition. Aglaonemas often have the best color in medium or indirect light indoors. Aglaonema does excellent in offices, living rooms, and even kitchens and bathrooms due to their ability to thrive in low light. Aglaonema can take some direct sun on the leaves, but it's advised to diffuse the bright sunlight with a sheer curtain. Aglaonemas do well under fluorescent light, such as in offices. The color will shine through under these conditions.
How do I fertilize Aglaonema Chocolate plants?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
How do I water Aglaonema Chocolate plants?
The Aglaonema Chocolate should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs to be watered is by the weight of the container. If the container is very heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light container and limp foliage means the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.
What soil is best for Aglaonema Chocolate plants?
The best soil for Aglaonema Chocolate is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition.