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The Indoor Backyard: Aglaonema Schismatoglottis roebellini

Aglaonema Schismatoglottis roebellini

This specific Chinese language Evergreen has a reputation that we at all times loved announcing for curious plant patrons on the first plant retailer I labored at within the 1970’s. We pronounced it as Shish-mu-glottis. That’s the horticultural title of this plant. Its botanical title is Aglaonema crispum. 

Most crops are bought beneath their botanical title. I don’t why official names in botany and horticulture typically fluctuate. Scientists typically disagree on issues. Frequent names typically fluctuate from space to space and it’s as much as the discretion of the grower which frequent title to make use of. You may name this a Chinese language evergreen. Fairly a very long time in the past, one in all its frequent names was Painted droptongue!

What’s most useful to a plant proprietor is how you can look after it so that it’ll reside with you for a very long time. The household of Chinese language evergreens has the repute of being among the many hardiest of houseplants. With common excellent care they hardly ever have issues. If their care is off-track for awhile, they normally get well effectively. 

My good friend, Suzy, graciously allowed me to take this image of her plant after I stopped by for a go to. 

Care Directions:

  • Chinese language evergreens tolerate pretty low mild however vibrant oblique mild or proper in entrance of a north-facing window is finest. Some direct morning solar is nice; full afternoon solar is an excessive amount of. The leaves will fade in shade with an excessive amount of mild.
  • Aglaonemas in
    8″ (20cm) diameter or smaller pots ought to be very dry on the highest of
    soil or as much as about 1″ beneath the soil line earlier than watering.
  • Water
    with as much as a pint of water for six” (15cm) diameter containers.Use about 1
    quart of water for Aglaonemas in an 8″ (20cm) diameter pot 
  • Vegetation in 10″ (30cm) diameter containers or bigger can dry out as much as about 2″ beneath the soil floor. Water with about 1-1/2 to 2 quarts for a chinese language evergreen in a ten” (25cm) or 12″ (30cm) diameter pot.
  • Vegetation
    in a 14″ (35 cm) diameter pot ought to dry out about 2″ or extra beneath the
    soil floor, then water with about 1 gallon of water.
  • Fertilize commonly for finest development.
  • Mud
    or clear the leaves with water sometimes. The spring generally is a nice
    time to get houseplants outdoor for a gently washing. A bathe within the
    bathtub works, too.


  • The stems root effectively in water.
  • The
    plant may also be divided by taking the plant out or the pot, and
    gently pulling aside and separating the foundation ball into two new
    crops.Repot every plant part into separate containers..


**You’ll want to see the video clip concerning the Aglaonema ‘Maria’ on The Indoor Backyard TV YouTube Channel:

***To observe quick video clips from the 1990’s “The Indoor Backyard” TV collection, click on beneath:






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