Aglaonema are tropical plants with striking, multicolored leaves and are often used in interior plant design. There are over 150 hybrid varieties of different shapes, shades and colors. The “Lady Valentine” is a stand out with bright, hot pink & green leaves that are freakin’ gorgeous! Individual plants’ leaves can range from dark pink to almost white and everything in between. The care for your Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ is actually fairly simple, making this pink cutie perfect for both newbies and seasoned crazy plant ladies alike!
Aglaonemas are one of the most durable houseplants and will do well in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light, placed within 5 feet of a window. Bright, sunny, or overly warm windows should be avoided because they will burn the leaves and make bright colors fade. The idea is a bright room but with indirect light. Generally the brighter the light your plant gets the deeper pink the color will be on it’s leaves.
Water the plant when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. When watering, water the plant moderately and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Clean the leaves occasionally by wiping them down with a soft, damp cloth. Reduce watering during the cold season.
Aglaonema loves a high humidity environment. Some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray. Misting with a spray bottle will only improve humidity temporarily, and if done excessively can lead to fungal issues. Misting should only be done occasionally and is most effective as part of your leaf cleaning routine.