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Aglaonema Firecracker Plants for Sale Online
Aglaonema Firecracker is a red-leaved Chinese Evergreen with green centers that is very low maintenance. Bright, unique foliage matches virtually any décor and lightens any kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom.
Known to clean the air of benzene and formaldehyde, Firecracker Chinese Evergreens also prefer low fluorescent to bright, indirect light. Try to make the most of the eye-catching low-light Houseplants by planting in a colorful container.
Native to Southeast Asia, Chinese Evergreen is a broad category of more than 50 species with colorful foliage that have found their way into people's hearts and homes. There are several silvery varieties that are particularly striking for their silver spots and splashes. Although it produces a small, insignificant flower like a peace lily consisting of a spathe and spadix, the foliage continues year-round.
This colorful indoor houseplant is easy to care for, low maintenance houseplant that does best if kept away from drafts or vents. The red-green foliage really makes a statement when planted in a brightly colored pot, and the 6" containers could be used as a table centerpiece or to brighten a corner of the room.
Aglaonema Firecracker is one type of clean air plant, known for removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air inside your home. The beauty and functionality of the Aglaonema Firecracker are matched with easy care.
|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:||No Flowers|
|Foliage:||Red with green|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out some between watering|
|Water Requirements:||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 Firecracker
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I water Aglaonema Firecracker?
The Aglaonema Firecracker 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.
How do I fertilize Aglaonema Firecracker?
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. On the other hand, 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.
What is the best soil for Aglaonema Firecracker?
The best soil for Aglaonemas 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.
How do I plant an Aglaonema Firecracker?
We suggest planting your newly purchased Aglaonema Firecracker into a container 2 to 4 inches wider in diameter, and 3 to 5 inches deeper than the container it is in currently. Use a well draining potting mix, and be sure to disturb the roots when transplanting. We recommend adding a slow release fertilizer to the new potting mix. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the container. Keep in mind that this new potting mix will retain more moisture than the previous container, so watering in the beginning should be less frequent.