Does Aglaonema Siam Aurora Like To Be Root-Bounded?

Does Aglaonema Siam Aurora Like To Be Root-Bounded?

When it comes to Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’, you should slightly root-bond it as soon as possible because rapid growth will happen if you do not. When placing the plant in a dish of water, place the dish upside down to allow the roots to grow.

Then after two to four weeks, remove the plant from the dish and place it into soil. Do not root-bound your plant again for at least six weeks or until after its new leaves have grown above ground. Root-bounding your plants will cause the roots to grow much further than they otherwise would.

When root-bonding your plant, you should dilute 50% water into an equal amount of potting soil and place the plant in a dish of water and then place it in the soil. You should allow the soil to become moist, but not saturated. Ensure that there is at least 1 inch of space between the soil and top of pot so that the roots can grow through this space.

How Do You Identify Aglaonema Siam Aurora?

You should identify the plant by determining whether it is a leaf or a stem because if you stick your hand into the soil and feel the root system, you will know if it is indeed a stem or not. When you stick your hand into the soil and feel for roots, ensure that there are no leaves sticking out from the bottom of the stem.

You can identify this plant as an Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ because when its new leaves begin to grow they have a red coloration. The following are the features to identify Aglaonema Siam Aurora;


Aglaonema Siam Aurora has red or dark green light-green leaves that grow out from the stem. The leaves are often slightly curled because of the stem position and this is one of the main features that help you identify it.

Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ has dark green leaves that are about 2.5 inches in length, but you may also find them smaller than this because they could be growing from a stem that is shorter than the ones that are attached to the main stem. Aglaonema Siam Aurora often grows the leaves in a whorled pattern.

Root system

The root system of Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is a leafy one and its roots are white, surrounded by long, fine hair around 5 to 6 mm in length. Aglaonema Siam Aurora has a white root system, unlike most other plants.


Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a short stem, with a small root system underneath it. The stem is mostly light-green-colored. The stem is less than an inch in length and has no thorns or spines on it. Aglaonema Siam Aurora has a pseudo stem that can be spotted by looking for the place where the leaves meet.


Despite its use of certain toxic elements, chemicals, and irritants to prevent insects from eating it, you are still recommended to have caution.  Aglaonema Siam Aurora is also a known for having an extremely toxicity level. Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ can be compared to the plant Danthonia, which also has striking leaves and stems.

Does Aglaonema Siam Aurora Go Dormant?

It’s common for Red Siam Aurora Aglaonema to go dormant in the wintertime. But any plant can go dormant, and you can always re-grow them (if they are healthy). Just keep checking the soil. Often it is enough to just till in some fresh soil.

If it seems soggy, which is the most common reason for a plant to go dormant, then you can repot in a more compact container and grow on until spring.

You will also gain a lot of new shoots by waiting for the natural dormancy to end. You can also force dormancy by leaving the plant in a shady or dark place for a period of time.

If you are trying to get them to flower, then avoid any direct sunlight from flowering. As you keep watering, make sure that the soil is not soggy and watering less frequently. You should only water if it is dry.

Aglaonema Siam Aurora should be watered ideally in the morning and not in the evening or after sunset. During winter you should water less frequently, but make sure that the plants are not too dry.

Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ goes dormant because they would normally be growing on trees in their natural habitat, so they make use of their energy to create new stems, leaves and roots. This is usually once a year so you will notice one leafless stalk.

What Is Aglaonema Siam Aurora Use For?

Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a very popular and well known Thai houseplant. You can easily tell its use for having an attractive leaves, dark green color, and attractive scent. You can also see that this plant has a very strong stem and was probably made to grow in trees where they would get enough sunlight and help the plant to store water. The following are the uses of Aglaonema Siam Aurora;

  • This plant is used as a decorative houseplant in addition to having a very high toxicity level because it contains toxic elements that assist in repelling insects. If you touch the skin, or if you have a cut of irritated skin and then you touch it; you will suffer from a severe inflammation.
  • It is used in Herbal Medicine where it helps to relieve pain and treat headaches, allergies, rheumatism and other inflammation diseases. The leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory and used to treat acne.
  • Plant juices are used to treat wounds and cuts, as well. The leaves and stems are used in Traditional Thai Medicine. It is also used in the treatment of asthma, coughs and colds.
  • You should use it as an ornamental plant because Aglaonema Siam Aurora has a very strong stem and was probably made to grow in trees where they would get enough sunlight, water and help the plant to store energy. Aglaonema Siam Aurora is also used in decoration of gardens and homes.
  • Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ should be used as a cut flower due to the attractive scent and dark green color of its leaves or stems. Aglaonema Siam Aurora is popular and is used in a lot of gardens and homes.
  • Aglaonema Siam Aurora use as a lucky plant which is considered to be one of the seven luck plants in Chinese and Buddhist cultures. The leaves are also used for making hand fans.

Why My Aglaonema Siam Aurora Leaves Turning Yellow?

Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is a houseplant that needs lots of water, so if you do not give your plant enough attention, then it will start to become dehydrated. When you mist your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ during the summer and autumn months, the air in the room where it is planted will take in more moisture than usual.

If the leaves’ tips and edges turn yellow, this indicates that your plant is not getting enough water. Due to excessive watering, Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ houseplants might lose their red and green leaf hues and turn yellow.

When there is excessive soil moisture, Aglaonema plants get stressed. Infrequent watering can also lead plants to experience stress and grow yellow leaves. The following are the reasons for Aglaonema Siam Aurora leaves turn yellow;

Lack of light

When plants are not getting enough light, it will start to grow less leaves and turn yellow. Aglaonema Siam Aurora are indoor plants that need a lot of light, so make sure that you are keeping the light adequate because if the plant does not receive enough light, it will start to yellow.

Lack of fertilizer

If you are not fertilizing your plants often enough, it will start to yellow. Make sure that you fertilize your houseplants at least once a month, as this is the ideal time for them to receive a good amount of fertilizer. As long as the plant is getting a regular supply of water and fertilizer, it will be fine.

Too much water

If you are overwatering your plant, then it might start to turn yellow because it is getting too much water. If you allow the soil to dry out between watering, then this problem will not occur. To get your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ back to its beautiful green color make sure that you reduce the amount of sunlight and water it receives for about a week.

Overly high humidity

If you live in a high humidity environment, it will start to yellow. Soil should be kept moist, but not wet. When you allow too much humidity to enter your house, it will yellow your plant’s leaves.

Cold temperature

When your plant is exposed to freezing temperatures for a long period of time, it will turn yellow. If the temperature where your houseplant is located does not drop much below zero degrees, then the houseplant will not be damaged. If temperatures drop below freezing, make sure that you move your plant indoors or provide more direct sunlight.

Low humidity

When you live in a low humidity environment, it will start to yellow. If your houseplant is getting a little too much light, it might start to turn yellow.

Overly high temperature

If temperatures get to high, your plant will start to turn yellow. If the indoor air temperature is too high, then the plant will not be able to receive enough sunlight and it will turn yellow. Also, make sure that you do not keep the thermostat too high because this can result in leaf damage.

Poor air circulation

If the air circulation in your home is poor, then it might start to yellow. If you live in a town with little or no wind, the houseplants will start to yellow. Aglaonema Siam Aurora are indoor plants that require lots of air circulation because they are very sensitive to stagnant air.

Too much direct sunlight

If you keep your houseplant in a place that receives too much direct sunlight, it will turn yellow. When it comes to Aglaonema Siam Aurora, make sure that the light is sufficient and avoid placing it near windows because this could damage your plant’s leaves.

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