Aglaonema Maria Plants for Sale Online
Aglaonema Maria or Maria Chinese Evergreen is a tropical indoor plant with white striped leaves that narrower than the other aglaonemas. Bright, glossy foliage matches virtually any decor and lightens any kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom. Proven to clean the air of benzene and formaldehyde, Aglaonema Maria also prefers low fluorescent to bright, indirect light. Try to make the most of the eye-catching foliage by planting in a colorful container. Keep your easy to care for, low maintenance houseplant away from drafts or vents.
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Flower Color:||No Flowers|
|Foliage:||White and 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 Maria Plants
After you purchase your Aglaonema Maria plant, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy!
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.