'Key Lime' Chinese Evergreen
Philippines, northeastern Celebes
The darker green varieties can grow in near shade, while the variegated varieties require brighter light. Do not expose to direct sun. This plant will do quite well with just artificial lighting. Water thoroughly in the summer, and mist often to raise humidity. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the plant dry completely. Seek to raise humidity in general.
Aglaonema are evergreen perennial herbs with stems growing erect or decumbent and creeping. Stems that grow along the ground may root at the nodes. There is generally a crown of wide leaf blades which in wild species are often variegated with silver and green coloration.They are slow growing and will only need repotting every other year. Aglaonema are generally low-growing plants that will only very gradually reveal their trunks.
'Key Lime has a unique combination of large plant size, vigorous growth, and foliar color that contains distinct areas of green, yellow-green and grayed green that are highlighted by white petioles .The upper leaf surfaces of fully expanded mature leaves display background color dark yellow-green .The center of the leaf is variably spotted with lighter yellow-greens.The lower surface background color is fine-grained with yellow-greens .Venal areas of the lower leaf surface are mottled with green-white or light yellow-green.The midrib appearance of the lower leaf surface is white and the primary veins are yellow-green
Suitable for Container, Hanging Basket, Office Space
Water thoroughly in the summer and mist the plant often to raise the humidity. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the plant dry out completely.
Aglaonemas can be potted in well drained soil and should be fertilised twice a month during the growing season.