Philippines, northeastern Celebes
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.
‘Silver Bay’ Aglonaema is a large, robust houseplant that reaches about 30 inches tall and 36 inches wide when grown in a 12-inch pot. The leaf blade is a foot long and 4 inches wide, with the petiole about 5 inches long. The inner portion of the leaf is a field of solid gray, with the outer third of the leaf marked with a patchwork of alternating tones of green and gray. The canes are typical for the species and have good basal branching.
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.
Suitable for Container, Hanging Basket, Office Space