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Plant Know-How: Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

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No doubt you're familiar with this plant. Aglaonema 'Silver Bay', sometimes called a Chinese Evergreen, is a commonly kept houseplant. While it might not be as flashy as other Aglaonema cultivars, what it lacks in exotic color it certainly makes up in other ways. Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' is often prescribed as a good beginner plant, and this is for good reason. This plant can survive in a multitude of different conditions and takes things in stride. Hailing from humid, shady forests of Asia, this plant's natural habitat is what makes it so well suited for life in our homes. While it may be an easier to keep houseplant there are still things to know before bringing home one of these silvery beauties, and we have all the tips you'll need!
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Light Requirements: Coming from shady forests makes Aglaonema 'Silver Bay" well adapted for home conditions. Your plant will do best in bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium indirect light as well.

Water Tips for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay': Water your Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' when about half of the soil has gone dry. While Aglaonema come from humid conditions they can survive without added humidity. Providing extra humidity certainly doesn't hurt though! If you need help figuring out when to water we recommend a moisture meter!

The Best Soil for Aglaonema 'Silver Bay': Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' does best when grown in a chunky, well draining mix. Your plant will thrive in our Folia Favorite Potting Mix!

Is Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' Pet Safe? Aglaonema 'Silver Bay' is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. 

Did you know? As your Aglaonema grows it's not uncommon for it to drop it's lower leaves and develop something like a trunk. Don't be worried if yours begins to grow like this! As long as the plant is overall healthy and still growing there isn't anything to worry about!