Aglaonema Diamond Bay, Chinese Evergreen – Plant
The Aglaonema Diamond Bay is a foliage plant that is super popular for its large, waxy and shiny deep-green leaves that grow on leaf stalks arising from a central growing point.
The aglaonema Modestum is a highly decorative plant with several interesting varieties. There seems to be a little controversy in the books over whether this plant is easy or difficult to grow. The simple rule to follow is this: the lighter the variegation, the more light it needs. Otherwise, these are slow-growing, dependably attractive and make excellent foliage plants. They have large, narrow oval leaves on short stems.
Plant height: 1 – 2 feet
Plant spread: 4 – 8 inches
Aglaonema is also quite an undemanding plant. considered to be a shade tolerant plant with glossy dark green leaves with silver edges. The leaves of the species are oval and the trunk is erect. The plant is often grown in offices due to its unpretentiousness (this cultivar requires minimal care) and beautiful ornamental leaves.
Common name(s): Aglaonema Diamond Bay, Chinese Evergreen (Red)
Max reachable height: Rarely exceeding heights of 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Increase the frequency with increased light.
This plant does best in higher humidity.
Because of their high humidity requirements, some growers consider aglaonema to be greenhouse plants. It’s true they will do best in the warm, humid and bright environment of a greenhouse, but they can successfully be grown indoors by coming as close as possible to these conditions. The number one rule to remember with aglaonema is this: keep them warm and moist. If you do this, you’ll be rewarded with a long-lasting, stable houseplant that will not soon outgrow its pot.