Aglaonema snow white is the perfect plant to beautify a place without much hassle. These plants are grass- like with beautiful leaves which is the reason of it being used for ornamental purposes. The plant does not need much care and is usually found adorning offices due to its elegant and hassle-free nature.
The plants should be placed away from direct sunlight. It should also be placed away from air vents, doors, and windows.
Secondly, the leaves of the plant should be wiped regularly with a moist cloth to avoid accumulation of dirt and dust.
The plants enjoy bright light but should be kept away from direct sunlight. The optimum temperature for them to grow is 15-25 degrees Celsius.
The aglaonemas should not be watered too much as it may cause the roots to rot. Under low light they should be watered when the soil is completely dry and under high light they should be watered when almost half of the soil from the top is dry.
These plants grow well in organically rich and well-drained soil. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy as it may cause root rot.
A rich potting mix with good drainage capacity can also be used.
The plant should be fertilized at least two times per month starting from spring to autumn. An ideal fertilizer for this plant would be a solution of 1 tsp. soluble 20-20-20 analysis fertilizer and 1-gallon water.
The leaves are semi-evergreen and variegated.
The plant grows up to 28-34 inches in height.
The tips of the stems of young plants should be pinched to encourage growth. If the bloom becomes slow then hard pruning might be required.
It should also be noted that these plants can propagate by stem cutting or division.
The plant should be repotted every 2-3 years as they are rather slow to grow.
Before repotting the top of the stem that has gotten leggy must be chopped off and then it should be planted in a 2:1 mix of perlite to the potting mix (too much soil can cause root rot).
The most serious problem with the aglaonema is the root rot. Prevention of overwatering or directly chopping off the infected part might save the plant.
Common pests that may infest the plant are mealybugs, mites, aphids etc. Regular fertilizing may help to prevent these infestations.
These plants are mainly used for ornamental purposes.