Aglaonema Plant Propagation Methods
Maintain it – Separate it – Propagate it
Aglaonema is also known as Chinese evergreen, it is one of the most popular houseplant found all over the world. Its adaptability is key factor behind its popularity, plant adapts to human livable temperature 15 – 35 degree celsius. Aglaonemas are wonderful foliage plant which can suit to any type of interior design, plants have more than 100 varieties with completely different shapes, shades and colors. Aglaonemas are easy to care as well as to propagate, most preferred method for aglaonema propagation is stem cuttings, and for bulk production tissue culture. Below is the brief information about its propagation:
Aglaonema plant can be propagated with following methods:
- Propagation by seeds
- Propagation via stem cuttings
- Propagation via root cuttings
- Propagation via tissue culture
Propagation by seeds – Take the fresh aglaonema seeds which are found at the base of mature plant flowers, wash the seeds in H2O mixed water or in acidic water, prepare the seed germination soil mix or coco-peat mix, spread the seeds at the top it and cover very lightly. Place it in indirect sun light, recommended temperature for seed germination is 25 – 35 degree celsius. It may take up to 45 -60 days for seeds to germinate.
Propagation via stem cuttings – Stem cutting is most preferred method of propagation, cut the new shoots with minimum five leaves or old plant stem with a sanitized cutter and plant it in to the soil or coco-peat mix. Place it in indirect sunlight, if temperature is above 20 degree celsius, new shoots will emerge from cuttings in 25-45 days.
Propagation via root cuttings – This method is the safest and assures success, plant is separated from mother plant with roots and planted in a new container and kept in indirect sun light, newly planted plant starts building own root system in quick time like 5 -10 days. 15 -35 degree celsius temperature is ideal for this method too.
Propagation via tissue culture – This method is used for producing large quantity aglaonema seedling in quick time with the small fraction of original plant, root, stem or leaves. Tissue culture seedlings needs to be kept in lab type environment and slowly trend to adapt the natural weather conditions, many of seedlings die or grow very slow during this process, still this method is the best way for propagating the plant in high quantity and good quality.
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