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Aglaonema 'Silver Queen' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Tufted

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin and eye irritant

Resilience

Hardiness

H1a (heated greenhouse - tropical)

Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Chinese evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Family

Araceae


Aglaonema are rhizomatous evergreen perennials with short stems bearing long-stalked, often attractively variegated leaves and rather insignificant, greenish or cream flowering spathes

'Silver Queen' is an evergreen perennial of upright habit to 40cm in height, with handsome silvery lance-shaped leaves marbled with darker green; flowers seldom produced

Synonym(s)

  • Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'
  • Aglaonema nitidum 'Silver Queen'
  • Aglaonema treubyi 'Silver Queen'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass. Water moderately as excess water will lead to stem rot

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate from basal shoots or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free