How Do You Care For Aglaonema Osaka?
Aglaonema Osaka is a lovely perennial cultivar from the Araceae family with variegated white and green leaves. Its parent species are native to tropical and subtropical areas in Asia and New Guinea. When caring for Aglaonema Osaka, be sure not to over-water these plants.
During the summer months, when water is absorbed quickly by dark green leaves, a single deep watering once a week is sufficient.
During the winter months you should increase the frequency of your watering to once a week and make sure that the soil is always moist.
Aglaonema Osaka does well in a location with bright light and is not affected by direct sunlight. Plants in direct sunlight are susceptible to sunburn, which appears as scorched marks on the leaves. The amount of sunlight this plant receives depends on the area in which it is grown. Plastic pots placed on a table can provide sufficient light to the plant.
Water Aglaonema Osaka only when 1-2 inches of soil is dry to the touch, and apply a generous layer of mulch such as wood chips on top of the soil around the base of the plant. Aglaonema Osaka should never be watered when the soil is completely dry. Overwatering can cause root rot and also reduce the plant’s ability to compete in the soil.
When watering, make sure to evenly saturate the entire soil surface and water thoroughly. In addition, use drip or submersible watering systems such as a soaker hose or a sprinkler system designed for this purpose.
Submersible and soaker hoses are ideal because they allow you to water more often without having to constantly move pots with roots to a new location for each application.
Aglaonema Osaka thrives in soil that is well-drained, but that does not dry out. Soil for this plant should be amended with organic matter such as compost or peat moss. Aglaonema Osaka requires good drainage and may suffer root rot if soil becomes saturated with water. The plant can tolerate a wide range of pH levels, which is essential to the survival of its roots.
Aglaonema Osaka grows best in temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why it is commonly grow in homes and offices. High temperatures can scorch and scar the leaves of this plant. Aglaonema Osaka cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.
With proper ventilation and plenty of light, Aglaonema Osaka requires moderate humidity in order to thrive. The plant thrives in a relatively moist environment. Be sure to keep the pot of Aglaonema Osaka on a water tray or saucer during the summer months when it is growing in water.
Fertilize Aglaonema Osaka every 6 weeks with a liquid fertilizer, and feed in the spring and summer. Fertilize only with low-nitrogen fertilizers, as high levels of nitrogen may cause the plant to grow too quickly and become tender or floppy. You should also apply a slow release fertilizer every six months into your potting media.
Aglaonema Osaka can be propagated by stem or leaf cuttings, seeds and division. If you are interested in propagating Aglaonema Osaka from a leaf cutting, it is important to use a mature leaf that has not fallen from the plant. Make an angled cut with a sharp knife and place in a glass of water with the petiole (stem) facing down.
Cover the leaves with clear plastic to keep them well-watered and to promote possible root development. The leaves should root within several weeks. If no roots form, make another cut on the side of another petiole and attempt further propagation.
Aglaonema Osaka requires repotting every two or three years. Repot in the spring for best results. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the previous one, making sure that the soil level is at least 1-2 inches lower than when it was planted.
It is important to remove excess soil around the base of the plant and loosen roots before you transplant it into a pot with fresh soil. Use a general purpose potting soil as this plant does not tolerate acidic soils very well.
If you notice your Aglaonema Osaka plant has grown too large for its pot, it is time to repot it into a larger container. The plant can be purchased in larger sizes as well as in dwarf varieties. For an easy and fast way to repot your Aglaonema Osaka, simply remove the root ball from the pot and push out or cut out any old soil around the root ball with a sharp knife.
Aglaonema Osaka can be pruned with scissors in the spring, summer and fall. Make sure to cut back only the dead leaves, do not prune the stem. When pruning your Aglaonema Osaka, it is important to remove any branches that are dying or dead to maintain a healthy appearance.
Aglaonema Osaka can be a prolific bloomer, but it needs good sunlight and a balanced fertilizer to do so. Flowering is usually seen when the plant is in its new growth phase of spring and summer, however, Aglaonema Osaka is also common as an indoor flowering plant.
If you want to encourage flowering in your Aglaonema Osaka, fertilize the plant during its blooming period with a fertilizer that contains high levels of phosphorus and potassium such as 20-20-20.
Pests and Diseases:
Aglaonema Osaka is susceptible to spider mites, which are tiny pests that resemble spiders and can cause damage to the plant. Use a strong spray of water to remove them when you see them on the plant. In addition, Aglaonema Osaka can also be bothered by mealy bugs and thrips, which are tiny tiny insects that look like small strands of cotton.
Is Aglaonema Osaka Easy To Grow?
Aglaonema Osaka is easy to grow and is a popular houseplant. This plant is extremely tolerant of most growing conditions, which is why it is such a popular indoor plant. In addition, this plant is not picky about soil types or fertilizer types. However, Aglaonema Osaka does need sunlight in order to thrive. Aglaonema Osaka grows best in sunlight.
Aglaonema Osaka does not require a large amount of pruning to maintain its appearance. Make sure that you remove any dead leaves or branches to avoid an unattractive appearance. The ideal temperature range for this plant is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is best to keep your Aglaonema Osaka above 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the flowers on Aglaonema Osaka will not bloom. Also, if the temperature is too high or too low, your plant may become tender or floppy. In other words, Aglaonema
In order for an Aglaonema Osaka plant to thrive, it requires good drainage soil that dries out between watering periods. The soil should have a good pH level with a neutral to slightly acidic soil. Lastly, be sure to maintain proper ventilation in order for your Aglaonema Osaka to thrive.
Is Aglaonema Osaka An Indoor Plant?
Aglaonema Osaka is an attractive indoor houseplant that will add bright color and texture to any room in which it is planted. In addition, it can be grown as an indoor ornamental plant as well. Aglaonema Osaka will thrive indoors in a wide range of lights.
The plant tolerates low light conditions with minimum sunlight exposure and no direct sun exposure at all. The humidity should be maintained in the 50-60% range. It is best for this plant to have a humid environment that does not drop below 40% and does not rise above 60% at any given time. If there is too much water in your potting media, the root system of the plant may rot.
Lastly, if you notice your Aglaonema Osaka plant has grown too large for its pot, it is time to repot it into a larger container. The ideal temperature range for this plant is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is best to keep your Aglaonema Osaka above 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the flowers on Aglaonema Osaka will not bloom. Also, if the temperature is too high or too low, your plant may become tender or floppy. Aglaonema Osaka requires good drainage soil that dries out between watering periods. The soil should have a good pH level with a neutral to slightly acidic soil.
Is Aglaonema Osaka Toxic To Humans?
Aglaonema Osaka is toxic to humans. The sap is poisonous. All parts of the plant are toxic. Even the smoke from burning this plant is poisonous. If you experience a skin rash after touching your Aglaonema Osaka, you may have been exposed to sap from the plant.
Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water and be sure to wear protective gloves while gardening in order to prevent any exposure to this potentially dangerous plant.
However, when ingested in large amounts, the leaves of this plant can cause irritation of the mouth and tongue. It contains calcium oxalate, which can cause burning of the mouth and throat if ingested.
The symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The leaves and roots of Aglaonema Osaka contain calcium oxalate crystals and sap, which can cause irritation and pain when ingested.