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Aglaonema king of siam

The Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ is a stunning variety of Chinese Evergreen with dark green leaves and striking silver markings. Here’s how you can grow and care for it:

  1. Light: Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but growth may slow down.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent water from stagnating around the roots.
  3. Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels around the plant. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing a humidifier nearby. Grouping plants together can also create a more humid microclimate.
  4. Temperature: Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations.
  5. Soil: Plant your Aglaonema in well-draining, peat-based potting soil. Adding perlite or sand can improve drainage.
  6. Fertilization: Feed your Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in fall and winter when growth slows down.
  7. Repotting: Repot your Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and use fresh potting soil.
  8. Pruning: Remove any yellow or brown leaves promptly to maintain the plant’s appearance and encourage new growth. You can also prune the plant to maintain its shape and size.
  9. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If you notice any pests, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.
  10. Propagation: Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ can be propagated by stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least one node and place it in water or moist potting soil until roots develop.

With proper care and attention, your Aglaonema ‘King of Siam’ will reward you with its beautiful foliage and easygoing nature.

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