Our February Plant Of The Month:
Love is in the air and the Pink Aglaonema is the perfect way to a plant lover’s heart. Our February plant is stunning with pink veins and lush green speckled leaves. It makes the perfect decorative plant for any space adding a pop of color and a great Valentine’s gift for plant lovers. Read on to find out more about these pink and green plants and how to care for and style them.
Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)
Native To: Tropical & Subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea
In The Wild: They can be found in rainforests mainly because they thrive in high humidity and love living beneath large shaded areas of the tropical tree canopies.
Species: Aglaonema – comes in a variety of names, ours show red or pink veins, some with speckled light green leaves or darker green leaves.
Fun Fact: Aglaonema is commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen, it is a sign of fortune and good luck according to Chinese Feng Shui.
Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)
The Pink Aglaonema prefers a brighter environment than others. Indirect light is ideal to avoid burning the leaves.
Keep this popping pink plant in a bright room with indirect light.
Avoid bright direct sunlight, these plants will love the outdoors if they are kept in a bright but shaded spot.
The soil should remain moist in the warmer seasons and climates but never allow the soil to get soggy or water-logged. Let the soil dry out a few inches down in-between waterings.
Signs of too much water:
Yellowing and mushy stalks or leaves.
Signs of too little water:
Dry soil all the way through and drooping leaves.
Styling The Pink Aglaonema
(in the perfect location)
Any spot in your house that could use some life and a pop of color would work for these gorgeous plants! The pinkish-red veins will bring an eye-catching area to any place. Make sure to keep them in indirect light but in a space that is bright and brings joy.
A covered porch, patio, or underneath a large tree where it is bright is a great way to bring color to the outdoors. Be sure that no direct sunlight gets to it though or you may fry your leaves.
These plants are moderately toxic to pets and humans if ingested. We highly recommend keeping them away from anyone that may nibble at the leaves!