The Aglaonema Sapphire is a captivating houseplant that will infuse your living space with a sense of serenity and elegance. Its lush foliage showcases a mesmerizing combination of deep green leaves sprouting from vibrant pink stems. This gem is not only stunning but also a resilient and low-maintenance companion, making it perfect for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.
1. Lighting: Provide your Aglaonema Sapphire with bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant foliage. It can tolerate lower light conditions but avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves. Finding a spot near a north or east-facing window is ideal.
2. Temperature and Humidity: This plant thrives in average room temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep it away from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations. The Aglaonema Sapphire appreciates moderate humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to increase moisture.
3. Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then thoroughly water your Aglaonema Sapphire. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage by using well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes. In winter, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.
4. Soil and Fertilization: Use a well-draining potting mix formulated for houseplants. A blend containing peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite works well for the Aglaonema Sapphire. Fertilize every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.
5. Pruning and Maintenance: Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's health and appearance. Regularly dust the leaves with a soft cloth to keep them clean and free from dust buildup, which can hinder their ability to photosynthesize effectively.
6. Propagation: The Aglaonema Sapphire can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a healthy stem cutting with a few leaves attached, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, and plant it in a moist potting mix. Provide warmth and indirect light to encourage root development.
The Aglaonema Sapphire is not just a stunning ornamental plant but also a natural air purifier, filtering out toxins and improving the air quality in your home. With its enchanting beauty and minimal care requirements.
Comes in a 12cm plastic pot.