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Aglaonema Maria for Sale Online
Aglaonema Maria or Maria Chinese Evergreen is a tropical indoor plant with dark green leaves that boast a silvery marbled pattern. Bright, glossy foliage matches virtually any décor and lightens any kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom.
Ideal conditions for these stunning and easy-care houseplants includes a bright indirect light and a well-draining soil blend. Aglaonema are a highly adaptive and low maintenance indoor plant, and will also tolerate medium to lower light levels as well as fluorescent light conditions.
These plants prefer conditions of drought over heavily moist soils, so we recommend allowing your Aglaonema to dry out completely in between waterings. It is best to plant your Chinese Evergreen in a pot with drainage holes so excess water can easily drain. These steps will help protect your plant from root rot.
Your Aglaonema Maria will also benefit from the application of a well-balanced fertilizer in the growing seasons of spring and summer. Please note that your plant will likely go dormant in the winter months and you should suspend fertilizing your plants during this time.
As an added benefit, Aglaonema are proven to clean the air of benzene and formaldehyde. Growing an Aglaonema Maria indoors will bring all the tropical and nature vibes without the hassle of high maintenance care. What more could you want in an indoor plant?
|Mature Height:||30 to 36 Inches|
|Mature Width:||30 to 36 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Flower Color:||No Flowers|
|Foliage:||White and Green|
|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 Maria
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How Do I Plant My Aglaonema Maria Plant?
We suggest planting your newly purchased Aglaonema Maria into a container 2"-4" wider and 3"-5" 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 too deep. 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 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.
How do I fertilize Aglaonema Maria?
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 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 while potting and planting. Any fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
How do I water Agalaonema Maria?
The Aglaonema Maria should receive relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. The easiest way to tell if a plant needs water is by the weight of the container. If the container is heavy and the foliage is upright, chances are good the plant doesn't need water, whereas a light pot and limp foliage mean the plant needs some water. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. If you soak dry potting soil in a small dish or saucer, that can be an effective way to solve the problem. It is critical not to water the foliage of these plants because that can lead to leaf damage. The same goes for overwatering your plants, which could cause root rot disease or even 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 water and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture various plants require.
What is the best soil for Aglaonema Maria?
The best soil for your Aglaonema Maria houseplant is a well-balanced mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. You can allow your plant's soil to dry between watering because its soil takes a long time to compact. Typically any all-purpose, organic potting mix will work well and already includes the ingredients mentioned above. Try adding a granular, slow-release fertilizer while planting your houseplant. Doing so is a great way to help keep your plant thriving even throughout the transplanting and re-establishing process.