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Aglaonema simplex

Aglaonema simplex

Scientific name: Aglaonema simplex

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 - 8

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: Rhizome

Origin (in the wild): South Asia

How fast these plants grow: Slow

Recommended substrate: Sand

Demands on lighting: Medium

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle

Common Names

Malayan Sword, Borneo sword

Origin

Asia; as the common names suggest, Aglaonema simplex are to be found in Malaysia Philippines and Borneo.

Propagation

Aglaonema simplex is a rhizome plant. When first planting in the tank ensure that the rhizome is not fully submerged under the substrate or it will rot and the plant will die. Propagation is easy as the rhizome can be spit into smaller pieces and these can then be planted on the substrate.

Difficulty

Easy, these plants may require fertiliser being used until they establish themselves in the tank.

Short Description

Although this plant is not strictly classed as aquatic, they can survive just as well underwater as on boggy land. A very easy plant to grow that will not spread too quickly so maintenance is low.

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