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Low to Bright Indirect
The orientation of your window defines where to put your plant so it gets low to bright indirect sunlight. If your window faces
North, place your plant between 0 and 2 ft away from it.
East or West, put it 1 to 10 ft away.
South, place it between 1 to 15 ft away, as sunlight from the South is the strongest.
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This plant feels good even in dimly lit rooms.
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Most notably removes: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, ammonia.
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The Aglaonema’s foliage represents nature, purity, and positive energy, and is considered around Asia as the ‘happy plant.’ According to Feng Shui traditions (the Chinese way to bring harmony to your home), this plant brings the healing properties of ‘forest bathing’ into your living space. It is said that its leaves bring good energy, making this lovely plant a source of joy and calm. Commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen, the Aglaonema genus comes in different colours. The Aglaonema Maria has light green leaves.
Place of origin
Tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea
This plant comes in different varieties.
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Care Card Aglaonema Marie
LOW TO BRIGHT INDIRECT
Check the direction of your window, then put your plant within the range suggested below.
Within any given range, aim to place the plant as close to the window as possible.
Check the moisture of the soil 1/week and water only when 2” of the topsoil is dry.
Sitting in water
Tropical to subtropical
Aim to provide the air conditions your plant would find in its natural habitat.
Use liquid fertilizer as indicated below from March to September.
Fertilizing in winter and fall months
Care for your Aglaonema Marie like a pro!
Aglaonema Marie needs LOW TO BRIGHT INDIRECT.
To place your plant in the perfect spot, let’s start with understanding how much light it needs and how much light your place gets. To figure this out, you need to find the direction of your window and measure how far the plant is from it. First, using the compass or map on your phone, see what direction your window faces: North, East, West, or South. Here’s what you need to remember:
- South-facing windows make for the brightest spots, then East- and West-facing, and then North-facing.
- If the window is in between two directions, use the least sunny direction as a base.
- Each window has an optimal proximity range. Here’s where to put your Aglaonema Marie, based on the direction of your window:
- within 2ft away from North window;
- within 10ft away from East or West window;
- between 1-15ft away from South window;
Within this range, the closer your plant is to the window, the more light photons it gets, and the better it thrives.
Note: This is a general guideline. Each place is unique, and you know yours best. Is the window view obstructed by the trees and a highrise? Is there a sheer curtain? If so, less light is coming in. Move your plant closer!
Still not sure if your Aglaonema Marie will be thriving in the spot you picked?
Another simple way to define brightness levels is by measuring the intensity of the shadow. That’s particularly helpful if the view is somewhat obstructed and it’s hard to estimate how much light actually sneaks in. Place a sheet of paper on the spot where you’d like to grow a plant. Hold your hand about 1 foot (30cm) above the paper. Now, what do you see?
Aglaonema Marie needs Low to Bright Indirect.
Aglaonema Marie is a MODERATE DRINKER.
Check your plant regularly, but only water it when it’s thirsty.
Every plant needs a period of drying for the oxygen to get to its roots. Overwatering damages your plant by preventing that process from happening. So how can you know how much water your
Aglaonema Marie needs? The ideal watering frequency depends on the plant’s drinking habits and how fast the soil dries out in your unique indoor space, so it would be misleading to recommend a fixed schedule. To best meet your plant’s water needs, monitor it, and watch for the signs it’s thirsty.
Here’s how the how to:
Once a week before giving your plant a drink, check the moisture level in the pot by dipping your finger a couple of inches into the soil.
Moderate Drinkers need to be watered when 2′ of the topsoil is dry.
The dislikes of Your Aglaonema Marie When It Comes To Water
- Your Aglaonema Marie doesn’t like it when its roots are left sitting in water. They would start to rot and that would irreversibly damage your plant.
What to do: Make sure you always discard the drenched water from the pot or saucer after watering.
Aglaonema Marie comes from a Tropical to subtropical climate. Aim to provide the air conditions it would find in its natural habitat. At all times, maintain a comfortable room temperature of 65-75°F,18-24°C.
Aglaonema Marie thrives in high humidity (40-50%). It tolerates normal humidity (30-40%), but if the humidity is low (less than 30%), you may notice the foliage getting thin and dry on the edges. You can easily rectify that by misting it daily or using a humidifier.
To provide your Aglaonema Marie with the right nutrients, fertilize it from March to September.
It’s a HEAVY eater plant. As a rule of thumb, it should be fertilized once a month.
Liquid fertilizer with NPK formula 20-20-20 (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) works best for it.
Otherwise, you can use all-purpose indoor plant fertilizer.
Never fertilize your plant during the winter or fall months. It goes through winter dormancy and its appetite naturally slows down.
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