Is Aglaonema Siam Aurora A Lucky Plant?
Some people believe that Aglaonema plants (Chinese evergreens) are fortunate and bring good fortune. According to Feng Shui, Aglaonema is a symbol of good fortune and is frequently referred to as the ‘Lucky Plant’.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is well known for bringing balance and attracting positive energy into your home and life. Aglaonema Siam Aurora bring peace, harmony and balance to your home. They are also thought to bring good luck to your family and friends when given as gifts.
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is an evergreen plant that is thought to bring happiness, prosperity and good luck. It also symbolizes peace, balance and prosperity in the home, bringing a sense of contentment to all who live there.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora also symbolizes the expansion of your life. It is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity to its owner, and most people who have this plant in their homes consider it to be a lucky charm. Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is also thought to attract good fortune.
Does Aglaonema Siam Aurora Houseplants Purify The Air?
Some scientific study reveals that Aglaonema variants aid to purify indoor air. A study discovered that some kinds of Aglaonema Siam Aurora contribute to the removal of airborne toxins. Xylene, benzene, toluene, and formaldehyde were reduced by Aglaonema houseplants, for example.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora has a natural resistance to pests and diseases, which is why they are often used indoors as houseplants. Some people believe that Aglaonema Siam Aurora improve the quality of indoor air since they ingest carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, they remove airborne toxins that are often released by household cleaning products like bleach and solvents.
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is a good air filter because it has both fine and coarse textured leaves. It is one of the best plants for removing toxins and formaldehyde from your home. Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ removes toxins from your home that may cause allergies, such as pet dander, dust mites and mold.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora plants also are effective in removal of benzene, trichloroethylene and xylene from the air. They have a higher rate of removal than common houseplants like spider plants or golden Pothos. It also removes carbon monoxide and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. It is recommended that you keep one Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ plant in every room of your house to improve air quality.
Is Aglaonema The Same As Aglaonema Siam Aurora?
Aglaonema is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical areas of Asia, with a few species in Africa and one in Guyana. They are evergreen perennials growing to 0.3–1 m tall by 0.5–2 m wide, with leaves opposite or in whorls; the flowers are large, white or yellowish, produced in terminal umbels.
The leaves are slightly curved, and when wet, feel slightly slimy to the touch. While Aglaonema Siam Aurora and Aglaonema are similar, their cultural requirements are different.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is highly tolerant to dryness, while Aglaonema likes moisture. Aglaonema Siam Aurora is an excellent plant for removing pollutants from the air indoors.
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is also known as Lady Palash and Butterfly Palm. It prefers indirect light and a place with air circulation, so it’s not a good idea to put it near a drafty window.
Aglaonema is recommended to be grown in bright indirect light that is filtered through glass, silk, or regular leafed plants. If you keep it at the correct temperature, it is a low-maintenance plant. Aglaonema can also tolerate dry conditions and should be watered enough to prevent the loss of soil moisture, but not so much that it gets thirsty.
How Do You Propagate Aglaonema Siam Aurora?
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ reproduces through seed germination, stem cutting and division. Stem cuttings are easy to set and can be done in a few days by taking off a few leaves, removing the bottom one or two nodes, cutting them just below the graft and replanting. In order to get multiple plants or branches, the stem cutting should be rooted within 6–8 weeks. The following are the steps to follow when:
Propagating by stem cutting;
- Remove the bottom leaves of the cutting and remove the bottom node.
- Dip the cutting in hormone rooting powder for a few hours and leave them to dry for 2–4 days.
- Put rooting medium into a pot with holes in it, put the stem cutting into the pad and cover with an additional layer of medium on top. Water well, but do not overwater.
- The stem cutting should be placed under indirect light and misted lightly, but not drenched, twice a day.
- After 8–10 weeks, remove the pot from the rooting medium and transfer it to the nursery with high humidity.
- When the plant develops roots, transplant it into another pot.
- The cutting should be placed in a half-shaded location with a temperature of 25 °C.
- Water well and fertilize regularly for the following 6 months until the first flower appears.
Propagating by seed germination;
- Remove the outer layer of a cutting with a sharp knife, leaving at least 5–6 nodes on a stem.
- Place in moist sand, then cover with glass or plastic and store at room temperature (25–27°C). Within a week or two, you should see seeds forming on one of the nodes.
- When the seeds are well formed, remove them and plant them in a pot with a sandy medium. Germination should occur within two weeks of sowing.
- Plant the seedlings in a nursery with high humidity, then transplant when they’re at least 15 cm tall.
- When the seedling is 1 m tall, thin out the branches and allow a branch to grow from every root.
- Cut off the top of each branch when it’s about 20 cm tall and transfer to another container filled with moist sand. Keep this container in a warm place with indirect light and spray regularly to avoid over-watering.
- When there are roots growing out of the stems, transplant them into pots with soil that has been sterilized or with a sterile sand medium.
- After the first year, if you want to grow more of the same kind, you can take cuttings from 3–5 leaf stems.
Propagating by division;
- Remove the outer leaves of the plant, then separate underground parts to make new plants. Plants can only be propagated by division after they have completed their first growing season and have reached maturity.
- Place the stem with the underground parts into moist sand, and cover with glass or plastic. They should be kept in a cool place until they’ve grown enough to survive outdoors without burning, usually 2–3 months.
- Place them in high humidity and gradually increase the amount of water until they are fully established and growing vigorously. In many cases, direct seeding outdoors will not be possible, because of poor soil productivity or poor temperature conditions.
- When propagating by division, take care to remove the complete root ball.
- Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is sensitive to transpiration, so it’s recommended to wrap the roots in a wet paper towel and place them into a zip-lock bag before replanting.
- Planting should be done in spring or fall, when night temperatures are between 10 and 20°C. If you plant during this time, there is no need to water or fertilize your plant for 6–8 weeks.
- When watering, avoid “freezing” the roots by adding cold water to the soil. Instead, use warm water that has been heated in a pot.
- Fertilize with a dilute fertilizer solution 1–2 times per month during summer and once per month in winter for the first year, then once or twice per month in years 2 and 3. Be careful not to over fertilize, and choose a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen and low in phosphate.
- Use a plant tonic every 2–3 months to keep the leaves shiny and avoid “die back” of branches. To remove yellowing leaves, scrape them off with a knife, then spray the plant with weak fertilizer solution.
Is Aglaonema Siam Aurora A Perennial?
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ is a perennial in parts of Siam where it has been grown as an annual. In cooler areas, it can be grown from seed and can be planted outdoors in the fall when night temperatures are between 10 and 20°C throughout its growing season.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is a plant that produces multiple stems with many new branches. It is a woody plant that can tolerate dry conditions and should be watered enough to prevent the loss of soil moisture, but not so much that it gets thirsty.
When growing Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ as a perennial outdoors, it should be planted in full shade in the summer, with gradually reduced light levels and higher humidity during the fall so that when temperatures begin to fall, it is acclimated to the cold temperatures. The hardiness zone for this plant is 8b.
Aglaonema Siam ‘Aurora’ can be propagated by different means, but it should be propagated only from plants that are at least two years old. Propagation from seed is highly recommended because the plants produce more and larger leaves when grown from seed.
First, cut off the stems and leaves of the plant with a sharp knife at the base of each stem, leaving a few nodes on each stem. The sunlight should be indirect, and the greenhouse should be heated to at least 5 °C (10 °F) more than the day temperature.
Rooting medium should be damp, but not soggy. The air humidity should be no less than 90 percent, and watering should occur every day, but just enough to keep the rooting medium moist. It is important that no water remain on the surface of the rooting medium. After two weeks, you can see new roots growing from each node.