Aglaonema "Silver King" are hybrid tropical plants grown mostly for their ornamental foliage. They are among the best plants for poorly lighted situations. Chinese evergreens are native to tropical Asia.
Blooming Time: Flowers resemble small greenish-white callas.
Culture: Aglaonema "Silver King" thrive in areas of 50% shade with intermediate temperatures of 55 degrees at night, to day temperatures of 65 degrees or higher. They thrive in a rich, porous potting mix (2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 2 parts sand). The plants thrive with lots of water but will get along with small amounts. You should fertilize once a month with a balanced fertilizer.
Propagation: Aglaonema "Silver King" are propagated by cuttings or division. Cuttings will grow a long time in a glass of water.
Aglaonema "Silver King" was featured as Plant of the Week October 29-November 4, 1999.
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