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Aglaonema “Silver Queen”

Aglaonema “Silver Queen”

Scientific name: Aglaonema “Silver Queen”

Family: Araceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 40 cm (7.87 - 15.75 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings

Origin (in the wild): East Asia

How fast these plants grow: Slow

Recommended substrate: Fine gravel

Demands on lighting: Medium

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Common Names

Silver Queen

Origin

East Asia, Aglaonema Silver Queen are widespread from Bangladesh, Philippines, right down to Southern China.

Planting Area

Midground to foreground is the right area for these plants.

Propagation

When first bought the plant will probably be sold to you as a cutting. Trim the roots on the cutting to tidy them up and then make a pit in the substrate. Carefully place the plant into the pit and cover over the roots. When propagating simply take a cutting from the mother plant and float this until roots appear. The cutting can now be placed into the substrate and planted.

Difficulty

An easy plant to grow.

Short Description

Aglaonema Silver Queen are hardy plants that should last for years if looked after properly. The sap in this plant is toxic so always wash your hands properly after handling.

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