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Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine Plant’ Simple Care Guide [2021]
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A close up view of the Aglaonema Lady Valentine plant

Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine Plant’ Simple Care Guide [2021]

With their long tendrils and distinct leaves, the Aglaonema ‘Lady Valentine’ plant 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. Due to this beautiful rose hue, it is also commonly referred to as the Aglaonema ‘Pink Valentine’. These adaptable and hardy plants are a dream for any new plant parent!

Water

The Aglaonema ‘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!

If you do find yourself with a bit of root rot, follow our guide for How to Handle Root Rot.

 

A close up view of the Aglaonema Lady Valentine plant

Light and humidity for a Aglaonema Pink Valentine

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 for the Lady Valentine

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. The Aglaonema 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 plant 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.

We know it can be hard to ‘hurt’ your beloved plants but actually pruning is an elevated step of care to maintain a healthy plant. Kind of like when we go for a hair cut so that it will grow healthier and stronger.

Interested in more easy-to-care-for houseplants? We highly recommend these No Fuss Plants for All Plant Abilities

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 your Lady Valentine Plant

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 when the Aglaonema Pink Lady 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!

Love these rose-hue plants? The Hypoestes Polka Dot Plant is another beautiful pink variety that we love! Check out the full guide here.

 

A bundle of Aglaonema 'Pink' Valentine plants

Conclusion

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

Looking for plants to compliment the Aglaonema Lady Valentine? Check out these easy, low light babes! They pair wonderfully with this plant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you care for a lady Valentine plant?

The Aglaonema Lady Valentine plant likes to be moist but not too wet or dry. They require medium light and prefer to be in about a 75% humidity or higher. Overall the Aglaonema Pink Valentine is a fairly easy to care for plant.

How often should I water Lady Valentine?

The Lady Valentine plant should be watered regularly as it does not like to be in drought. Although, because the Aglaonema Pink Valentine also does not like to be in moist soil, it’s important to use well-draining soil.

How do you propagate Aglaonema Lady Valentine?

The Aglaonema Lady Valentine can be propagated by placing cuttings in water. With proper sunlight you should soon begin to see roots forming which is when you can move forward with putting it into soil.

How do you take care of a pink Valentine?

An Aglaonema Pink Valentine requires minimal care. It’s important that you water it regularly and provide medium sunlight to sustain its growth. It’s also crucial that you use well-draining soil because the plant can be prone to root rot.

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