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Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ Care Guide
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aglaonema lady valentine care guide

Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ Care Guide

Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ Care Guide

With their long tendrils and distinct leaves, the Lady Valentine variety of Chinese Evergreen makes a dramatic contrast to the rest of your greenery. Its lush appearance and stunning pink spotted leaves make the Lady Valentine a striking choice for plant parents. These adaptable and hardy plants are a dream for the new plant parent!

Water

Lady Valentine like to be moist, but not saturated or dry. It does not do well with drought! Water when the top 1-2 inches are dry, which you can figure out by using a moisture meter or poking your finger into the dirt up to your first knuckle. Make sure to empty the drainage tray as well, so it is not left sitting in water. Reduce watering in the winter months accordingly, making sure that the plant is not getting dried out by the heat!

aglaonema lady valentine care guide

Light and humidity

Lady Valentine are tolerant plants, so they can handle a little bit of abuse every now and again because they enjoy medium light (think within five feet of a window). They prefer humidity levels of 75% or higher. If you live in a dry, arid climate, you will want to have a humidifier or a pebble tray with water sitting underneath the plant. You can also mist the leaves every couple of days to increase humidity.

Soil and fertilizer

Keep the Lady Valentine in clean, well-draining soil. It is imperative that the soil drains well, otherwise it can lead to root rot. Make sure to empty the drainage tray as well, so it is not left sitting in water. Lady Valentine can be fertilized in the spring through the fall, but not during the winter, which is their dormant period.

Cleaning and pruning

Clean the leaves of your Lady Valentine by gently wiping it with water and a soft cloth. Trim off dead or dying leaves with sharp, clean scissors. Dispose of these pieces of leaf in your compost bin or outdoor garden.

Propagation

Lady Valentine can be propagated from cuttings placed into water. Place the cuttings in a sunny spot where they get direct sunlight for a few hours a day. Once roots begin to grow, you can plant the cuttings in soil. For an added boost, you can dip the edge of the stems into a growth hormone before potting.

Repotting

Repotting should occur every year to get fresh nutrients to the plant. Try to repot during the spring or summer, during the growing season. You can tell it needs to be repotted when water start running straight through it when you water – this means that it is rootbound and there is very little dirt left!

Gently extract the plant from its current container and then put it in one 1-3” larger in diameter. Add more dirt, and you are set!

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Conclusion

A great gift for a new or experienced parent, Lady Valentines are a funky addition to any collection. They need medium, indirect light and regular cleaning. Lady Valentine is toxic to pets, so keep them out of the reach of your furry friends!

Looking for plants to compliment the Lady Valentine? Check these out! They pair wonderfully with this plant.

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