Light: Aglaonema will thrive in low to bright light levels. The lighter the leaf colour the higher the required light levels. Plain, dark green varieties will thrive in near shade, whereas the lighter, variegated types need well lit, bright conditions. Avoid direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times, do not allow it to dry out. Do not overwater as this may encourage root rot. Moderation is the key.
Temperature: Normal room temperature 18-24°C, however avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: Chinese Evergreens can tolerate less humidity than some other plants, yet it will still appreciate your efforts to improve surrounding humidity levels, either via regular misting or using a pebble tray.
Feed: Slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
Air Purifying: Cleans and improves air quality by filtering toxins from the surrounding environment.
Height and Growth Rate: Cutlass is a slow grower with a compact habit and an ultimate height of 40-50cm.
Toxicity: These plants can cause irritation if eaten and the sap is a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Origin: Tropics and subtropics of Asia and New Guinea.