Agalonema Red Peacock, is a native of the tropical regions of South Asia and New Guinea. The perfect choice of plants for beginner plant enthusiasts who wish to adopt plant babies. These bright red-colored variants of Chinese Evergreen can be planted indoors as well as out in the garden.
If you are one who is attracted to magnificent, colorful foliage this plant is for you. Popular due to its adjustable nature and fewer demands, this plant is a perfect addition to your living space to make it feel more homely and vibrant. They come in other color variants as well- ranging from bright green, yellow, and others.
Common name: Chinese Evergreen plant, Red peacock
Scientific name: Aglaonema
Size: Potted plants – 12 inches, others can grow up to 46 inches.
Toxicity: Toxic to humans as well as pets.
Where to keep the plant: On your desk or anywhere in the living room near a window.
Once a week. The plant enjoys slightly moist soil, do not let the soil dry out completely or even get soggy by overwatering. Reduce watering in winters.
They enjoy bright indirect light. Placing the pot near a window or balcony where the plant can bask in partial sunlight would be best. Direct sun rays are a big no when it comes to Chinese Evergreens.
Like most tropical plants, the Red Peacock loves slightly moist soil which is slightly acidic in nature. The soil mix should be a good mix of peat moss, sand, or pebbles to enhance drainage.
This plant loves warm and humid surroundings. A good humid environment is a necessity or the plant might look dull. Humidifiers or even misting the plant can really make a difference.
The plant is not a heavy feeder. However, solid slow-releasing fertilizer pellets are great. In growing seasons, using liquid fertilizers can boost the foliage making it much brighter.
Chinese Evergreens are easy to propagate if you already own a mature plant. Root separation is a great way to do it during repotting, once the plant has outgrown the pot. You can separate the roots in two and plant the two plants in separate pots. Another technique is the popular stem cutting if your plant has many stems. Just pluck them out of average size and plant it in moist soil. Water regularly for the first two weeks.