How Do You Care For Aglaonema Siam Aurora?
Aglaonema Siam Aurora requires little maintenance. If you properly water the tropical plant and keep it out of direct sunlight, there should be no issues. However, there are indications that your red-leafed plant may be under stress.
Grow the red Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ in indirect sunshine of medium to high intensity. Plant the Aglaonema in soil that is loose and well-draining, and water it only when the soil is partially dry.
‘Siam Aurora’ loves high humidity and temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 26 degrees Celsius). The following are the factors to consider when caring for Aglaonema Siam Aurora;
The red ‘Siam Aurora’ loves bright, indirect light. The lower the sun is in the sky, the higher your plant needs to be in order to grow well. Aglaonema Siam Aurora thrive in bright indirect light and a lower sun. If your plant is being subjected to high heat and direct sunlight, it can become scorched and damaged.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a moist plant, and in nature it’s very tolerant of water conditions. Water only when the soil is partially dry. When watering your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ make sure you always use room temperature water and never let the pot sit in a sink filled with water overnight.
Use a soil mix of one part peat moss, one part perlite and one part coarse sand. The potting mix should be loose and well-draining. Soil shouldn’t be packed or tightly-packed with fertilizer. If the soil is too dry, Aglaonema Siam Aurora may develop root rot, which can lead to plant death.
Keep the red Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 26 degrees Celsius). Stick to light shade during the warm summer months and keep cool during the winter. Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a tropical plant, so it shouldn’t be exposed to harsh temperatures.
Although it prefers humid conditions, your red Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ can handle dry air. Be careful not to let the plant become bone dry. If the leaves become too dry, they can turn brown and fall off. Humidity is key when it comes to watering, so make sure you keep the soil moist. Getting the air a little too moist can cause root rot and other problems.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora benefits from a monthly application of diluted balanced houseplant fertilizer throughout the warmer months of spring and summer. You may just need to fertilize the plant once in the fall. Then, throughout the winter, you should refrain from fertilizing.
It is essential to prevent over fertilizing the ‘Siam Aurora’ plant. An accumulation of mineral salts can cause root burn and brown or yellowing of the leaves. If you choose to fertilize your red-leafed houseplant, you should always flush the potting soil every two to three months.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora should be repotted every year or every two years. Over time, the soil will decompose, and the roots can strangle themselves. If you repot your red Aglaonema in early spring, it’s ready for placing in the garden in early summer. When it comes to repotting this tropical plant, always make sure the top of the root ball is trimmed back by one-third of its size and place your plant into a larger pot.
You can propagate red-leaved houseplants by taking cuttings, seeds and division. When taking cuttings, make sure they are at least six inches (15 cm) long. For best results, dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone before placing it into your potting mix. You can also store cuttings in water or moist sand at room temperature with a humidity of 60% for four to seven days until root growth begins.
When pruning, make sure that you prune your red Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’ in the fall. The plant responds well to spring cutting back. Prune off any damaged or diseased leaves. Also, you can prune off yellowing leaves in the fall of the year and make sure you remove any straggly growth.
Pest and Disease Control
The Aglaonema Siam Aurora is not one of the most pest prone plants, however spider mites can be a problem if other more serious pests are present. Eliminate spider mites by keeping the potting mix well-drained and allowing for good air circulation in order to inhibit infestation by spider mites.
Is Aglaonema Siam Aurora Toxic To Cats?
Aglaonema Siam Aurora plants are toxic to cats. If your cat ingests parts of the red Aglaonema ‘Siam Aurora’, you should take it to the vet immediately. Symptoms of ingestion include drooling, excessive salivating, seizures, coma and even death.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora plants contain insoluble calcium oxalates, per the ASPCA. These poisons are dangerous for cats and canines. They might induce oral discomfort, edema, and trouble swallowing when ingested.
According to researchers at the University of California, Aglaonema plants are also toxic to people. Chinese evergreens contain oxalates that can cause skin irritation and rashes. Ingestion of the plant’s leaves or stems can cause mouth edema, difficulty breathing, and stomach trouble. Aglaonema Siam Aurora houseplants are also harmful to other pets.
How Often Should I Water Aglaonema Siam Aurora?
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a tropical plant that loves to be watered. Water it every day after you have watered the rest of your houseplants. Let the soil dry out completely before watering again. You should never allow the roots to sit in a sink filled with water overnight when watering Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora should never be allowed to sit in a water-logged soil as this will cause root rot. When watering your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’, make sure the soil is completely dry before watering again.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a tropical plant, so it does well with cool temperatures at night and in shady spots. When cool temperatures come in the winter, you want to cover your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ with a frost blanket or bag to keep the soil from getting too cold.
How Much Sunlight Does Aglaonema Siam Aurora Need?
When it comes to sunlight, Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ love bright indirect light. They can tolerate lower levels of sunlight, but they do best if they are not scorched by the sun. If you have your plant outdoors, keep in mind that it might need more water than usual when exposed to full sunlight.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora also needs some frost cover in the winter. Always make sure that you water your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ when the soil is dry. A dry soil will help prevent foliage burn and other problems that can occur when plants are exposed to too much sunlight.
Light losses from shade don’t matter much when it comes to Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora. Too much light can scorch the leaves, and your plant will benefit from partial shade. When it comes to Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’, most of the time a little bit of direct sunlight is more than enough.
Should I Prune My Aglaonema Siam Aurora?
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’s blooms are usually produced in spring and fall. If you prune your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ in the summer, new blooms will be produced in the fall and winter. In spring and autumn, you should prune back the plant by one third of its height. When pruning Aglaonema Siam Aurora, it is important to prune it in the fall instead of the spring.
If you prune in the summer or spring, you will have new blooms every year. However, when you prune in the autumn, your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ plant will bloom again in spring and fall. The best time to prune your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is midwinter, not summer or early winter.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora can be pruned anytime, but you should do it in the autumn. Pruning in spring is not recommended.
When pruning your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’, take care to remove damaged leaves and broken or damaged branches. Often, the plant’s foliage turns brown or yellow because of sun exposure because age or injury. In this case, you should prune off only damaged leaves and branches in autumn as new ones will be appearing again in the spring and summer.
Is Aglaonema Siam Aurora Easy To Grow?
Red Aglaonema Siam Aurora is an easy plant to grow, however it does require a lot of attention. It thrives best in bright light with very little water, and it heightens the risk of fungal diseases if it’s exposed to direct sunlight without frost cover in the winter. You should water your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ sparingly and let the soil dry out before watering again.
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’s growth will depend heavily on the amount of water and fertilizer it receives. For best growth, make sure you fertilize it once every month. When fertilizing Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’, use warm water and a liquid fertilizer with high nitrogen content.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora’s growth is dependent on how much sunlight it gets, and also how much water it receives.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora temperature will vary with the amount of direct sunlight it receives. The best temperature for Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The soil that you use for your Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ should be very well-drained, so it does not stay sitting in a water dish and stays dry all the time. Aglaonema Siam Aurora roots better when the soil is dry. Do not allow it to sit in a sink filled with water overnight when watering it. This can cause root rot.