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Aglaonema 'Compact Maria'

A compact, slow-growing tropical evergreen perennial, about 40-50cm tall, with dark green foliage, patterned and molttled with a fresh mint green, the leaves produced above upright stems; cream or greenish-white flower spathes are intermittently produced though the year

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Aglaonema are rhizomatous evergreen perennials with short stems bearing long-stalked, often attractively variegated leaves and rather insignificant, greenish or cream flowering spathes

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow indoors in a peat-free houseplant compost, with indirect light. Water to keep compost moist but not soggy, and apply a general liquid fertiliser monthly from spring to autumn. Provide high humidity by placing the container on a tray of moist gravel or pebbles. Reduce watering in winter, allowing the compost to dry between waterings. See houseplant cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by division, separating basal shoots with three or four leaves, with roots attached, in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs infesting the leaf axils

Diseases

Generally disease-free, but may be susceptible to stem or root rot from overwatering

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