Caring for your Aglaonema


Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Then, thoroughly water the plant, ensuring excess water drains away. Aglaonemas prefer slightly moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. During spring and summer, water more frequently, but reduce watering in the winter months when growth slows down.


Your Aglaonema thrives in indirect bright light. It can adapt to low light conditions, but with slower growth. In low light conditions, your Aglaonema may lose some of its color or variegation. A brighter spot should revert it. Direct morning sunlight is acceptable, but shield it from direct afternoon sunlight to prevent leaf scorching.


For Aglaonemas, a loose, well-draining soil or soilless mix is ideal. A peat-based mixture enriched with perlite, vermiculite, or sand provides good drainage and aeration. Alternatively, a pre-mixed cactus/succulent blend works well. Aglaonemas are slow growers and don't require frequent repotting. When repotting, ensure the new pot is only slightly larger than the current one to prevent over-potting, which can lead to waterlogged soil and root rot.

Temperature & Humidity

Aglaonemas thrive in average room temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F.

They prefer moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water, or using a humidifier, especially during dry indoor conditions. Aglaonemas can tolerate lower humidity levels, but maintaining higher humidity levels encourages lush growth.


To nourish your Aglaonema, feed it monthly during spring and summer with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength. Refrain from fertilizing during the winter months when growth naturally slows down.


Your Aglaonema is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Usually, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.