The Aglaonema Spitfire is a captivating houseplant that will breathe life and color into your living space. With its unique blend of vibrant pink, yellow and green foliage, this beauty is sure to be a showstopper wherever it is placed. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or just starting your collection, the Spitfire is a perfect choice, as it combines stunning foliage with easy-care requirements.
Lighting: The Aglaonema Spitfire thrives in medium to low light conditions, making it an excellent choice for areas with indirect or filtered light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Find a cozy spot near a north or east-facing window or a few feet away from a bright window.
Temperature and Humidity: This plant is adaptable to average room temperatures between 18-27°C. It can handle slightly cooler temperatures, but avoid placing it near drafts or in extremely cold areas. The Aglaonema Spitfire appreciates moderate humidity levels, but it can tolerate normal household humidity.
Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then water your Spitfire thoroughly. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure proper drainage by using a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes. Be mindful not to let the plant sit in standing water. In winter, reduce the watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.
Soil and Fertilization: Use a well-draining potting mix specifically formulated for houseplants. Look for a mix that combines ingredients like peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. Feed your Aglaonema Spitfire with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Dilute the fertilizer according to the package instructions to avoid overfeeding.
Pruning and Maintenance: Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's overall 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 efficiently. Additionally, periodically rotate the plant to ensure balanced growth and prevent it from leaning toward the light source.
Propagation: If you wish to expand your collection, the Aglaonema Spitfire can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a healthy stem cutting with a few leaves, dip the cut end in the rooting hormone (optional), and plant it in a moist potting mix. Provide warmth, indirect light, and consistent moisture until roots develop.
The Aglaonema Spitfire not only adds a pop of vibrant colour to your home but also acts as a natural air purifier, filtering out toxins and improving the air quality.
Comes in a 12cm plastic pot.