Here’s a detailed Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Care and Growing Guide that will help you to grow this vivid beauty indoors easily!
If you want a small plant indoors that stands out with its vivid colors, then continue reading this informative Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Care and Growing Guide.
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Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor
Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor is from the Araceae (Arum) family. It features camouflage patterns on its large and ovate leaves. It stays compact, growing up to 1-2 feet tall. grows up to 2 feet tall.
The leaves are a true attraction of this aglaonema variety. It also produces white spathes, similar to its distant relative, the peace lily, during spring and summer.
Common Names: Camouflage Plant, Chinese Evergreen Tricolor, Tricolor Chinese Evergreen
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How To Propagate Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor?
Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor can be propagated by stem cutting and root division just like its parent plant. We have a superbly detailed article on it here.
Requirements for Growing Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor
Sunlight / Location
Aglaonema pictum tricolor favors bright and indirect light as the direct sun can burn its delicate and colorful foliage. In its native habitat, the plant thrives in the undersides of humid tropical forests.
You should also avoid keeping it in the complete shade as it will fade its color. Pick an east-facing spot where it can avail some morning sun and bright indirect light for the rest of the day.
Use well-draining rich soil consisting of a mix of orchid bark, peat, and perlite. This Chinese evergreen variety dislikes compact soil and appreciates good drainage.
Peat-based potting mix with a bit of perlite is going to work wonders for the plant.
This plant prefers evenly moist soil and hates to be overwatered as it leads to root rot. To avoid this, water the plant well and perform a finger test before watering.
Use distilled or rainwater when soil is dry to touch up to 1-2 inches down.
Avoid exposing the plant to a temperature below 50 F (10 C). Ensure winter temperature remains under the range of 60-64 F (16-18 C).
The best temperature for the most beautiful display is between 70-85 F (21-30 C).
A humidity level above 55-65 percent is best for this aglaonema variety. You can also keep the ‘tricolor’ on a pebble tray filled with water.
In low humidity, the foliage becomes crisp and wilts rapidly.
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Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Care
Fertilize using a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to 1/4 of its strength, every 2 months.
You can also use Epsom salt occasionally as it contains magnesium and sulfur. Add a small spoon of it to the growing medium, once in 2-3 months. This will boost the absorption of essential nutrients and will help it produce deeper colors.
Pests and Diseases
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Safety of Pets
Like all Araceae family plants, this too contains calcium oxalate crystals, which are mildly toxic to cats and dogs, due to the insoluble calcium oxalates.
Ingesting it can cause temporary symptoms like swelling of the tongue, drooling, vomiting, and loss of appetite.