Below are some tips to help you keep your pet healthy. When performing some procedures, adhere to safety rules, when working with chemicals - wear gloves.
In winter, aglaonema does not need feeding at all. Fertilizer should be introduced from the very beginning of spring until the end of summer. The procedure should be performed 1-2 times a week using mineral fertilizers or organic matter. Dilute the nutrient solution according to the instructions.
When the plant is young, then transplant it once in the spring. If the plant is older, then much less often - once every 4-5 years, also in spring. It is best to take a substrate from humus and leafy soil, peat, coal and sand. Ingredient ratio: 1: 6: 1: 2: 2. A soil mixture of sand, peat and leafy soil is also suitable. The ratio is as follows: 1: 1: 2.
There should be a good drainage layer at the bottom of the pot; the well-known expanded clay is perfect.
This plant can be grown hydroponically.
3. Possible problems
- Brown tips and wrinkled leaf plate. Most likely the humidity in the room is too low. Do not forget to spray the flower from a spray bottle, and you can also put it in a pallet with expanded clay or peat.
- Leaves curl. This factor indicates sharp changes in temperature in the room, or that the aglaonema has been exposed to a draft. Create the desired temperature and place in a draft-free place. It is better to cut off the affected leaves.
- White-yellow spots on the leaves. It is a factor of burns from direct sunlight. The plant must be rearranged in partial shade and allowed to cool, after which the leaves must be moistened.
- Slow growth and brown foliage. This is due to the fact that the bush was watered with cold water or tap water. the liquid must necessarily be warm or room temperature. It is defended for at least 24 hours, or 0.2 grams of oxalic acid is added to one bucket of water and stirred thoroughly, also leaving for a day. Citric acid will give the same effect.
- Cuttings. This method can be used after the trunk of the plant begins to curl. The stem must be cut in the same way as with the upper cutting. Then it is divided into parts 9-10 centimeters in length, sheet plates must be present on these parts. We leave it in the fresh air for a day, and we treat the cuts with coal. The end of the cutting itself must be planted in the substrate 5 centimeters deep.
- Seeds. Here you will need to wait until the fruits ripen on the bush itself. From the pulp you will need to get seeds, which you should definitely rinse under water. Then they are sown in bowls filled with sand and peat.
- Division. The easiest way, when transplanting, you need to carefully divide the rhizome into two parts.