Aglaonema “Silver Queen”
Scientific name: Aglaonema “Silver Queen”
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 40 cm (7.87 - 15.75 inch)
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
East Asia, Aglaonema Silver Queen are widespread from Bangladesh, Philippines, right down to Southern China.
Midground to foreground is the right area for these plants.
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.
An easy plant to grow.
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.