Aglaonema Butterfly are native to subtropical regions of Asia.
It is often planted indoors in offices and in homes as the Aglaonema is an undemanding plant. Plant it after the frost. They belong to the family of Araceae.
They are inexpensive and can be easily grown. They require moist well-draining soil with partial sunlight.
Aglaonema butterfly is a low maintenance plant.
The plant is a nonflowering plant. They usually don't bear flowers. It is their beautiful ornamental leaves which describes the plant.
The average height of the plant can exceed up to 2 to 3 feet. The leaves of the plant are dark green oval in shape with yellow markings on it.
Aglaonema butterfly plant requires moist soil.
The soil should be organically rich in content. Don't let the soil soggy. The plant can't withstand soggy soil.
Let the soil dry out between the watering.
Manage the water levels of the plant according to its needs. Excess watering may cause root rot and less watering will make the plant dry. Water the plant in a limited manner.
2 to 4 cups of water would be sufficient.
A trick for watering is that water the plant when two inches of the soil becomes dry.
Aglaonema butterfly prefers indirect sunlight. Place the pot such that the plant will receive indirect sunlight.
If you are planting it indoors then keep it in a bright room. From partial sunlight to the full sun the plant prefers both.
Be sure to keep them away from drafty windows or vents.
Keep the aglaonema under a warm spot.The plant can't withstand cold 68 F.
Aglaonema Butterfly has varieties of uses.The first and foremost is that the plant is used as an ornamental plant. They are the best plant to decorate your offices with. It is believed that the plant brings in peace and fortune in our lives.
Apart from purifying the air, the plant can also help in developing the emotional state of mind.
Feed the aglaonema with general purpose fertilizers. Fertilize the plant twice or thrice a month.
You can feed the plant with vermicompost at times.
If it is a growing season then fertilize the plant at least twice a week. Use a slow releasing liquid fertilizer.
In case if you feel that the plant has halted its growth then cut the leaves in half and feed some nitrogen-rich fertilizers to it.
The plant would start to bloom again.
The plant can get infested with various pests. Aglaonema butterfly can get subjected to mites, scales, aphids, and mealybugs. The plant could also get affected with leaf spots.
Stop overwatering of the plant and use organic pesticides thrice a week to get rid of them.
In case you find that the leaves of the butterfly plant are curling up or turning grey then the plant might have caught some disease. The most common disease is the pythium. Pythium causes roots problems.
Do tissue culture or grafting if the plant is subjected to viruses.