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Friday, 2 October 2015

GROWING SPOTTED EVERGREEN IN MY GARDEN.

There are 2 pots of spotted evergreen plants in my porch. Their common names are Spotted Evergreen or Malaysian Evergreen and their scientifc name is Aglaonema Costatum.
One has dark green leaves and the other has a lighter green leaves. Both has white spots and white midribs. The leaves are glossy, stiff and very lasting.

These evergreen plants are very slow growing. They are easy to grow and need very little attention. Propagation is through division or separating of the plants.
They are very hardy plants and can thrives in poor lighting and harsh condition. I grow mine in normal garden soil with good water drainage. I water them daily and fertilize them regularly.
Spotted Evergreen or Malaysian Evergreen are suitable as indoor plants because of their air-cleansing properties. They like warm room temperature and shady places away from direct sun.

Caution: They are poisonous plants. When cut, their milky juice or sap may cause skin irritation. If taken orally, it will cause lips, mouth, tongue and throat irritation.
Their common pests are mealy bugs.
They need to be regularly wiped clean with a damp cloth or regular shower baths to remove the dust on the leaves to bring back the glossy look.

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43 comments:

  1. Oh....i didnt know about wiping the leaves....does sound like takes up a lot of time

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    1. No worries, dear. You only need to do this if you keep this plant inside your house because you want the leaves to be clean and glossy. Mine I kept in my porch area, so once in a while I just hose it over to wash off the dust.

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  2. Muito belas estas folhas e bem tratadas.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. These leaves are beauiful & quite commonly seen.I prefer to plant leaves than flowers cos leaves can survive longer. Last time, I had a pot of that poisonous plant & when I heard that it is poisonous, I quickly get rid of.

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    1. Irene, I used to get rid of plants that are poisonous. But now I take care whenever I prune them and not let the sap touch my skin.

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  4. Wow, how u know all the names of the plants?

    For me, plants is plants, i do not know the name of most of the plants...

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    1. Sharon, sometimes the experts from the gardening groups helps with the names and sometimes I googled for the names.

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  5. They are so beautifully glossy and green!

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  6. Nancy, these spotted evergreens are very attractive!

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    1. Phong Hong, they are also easy to take care, and they are good for indoors because it is claimed to be good air purifier,

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  7. I wouldn't have expected mealybugs to like these... the leaves look tough and there are no nooks/crannies for them.

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    1. Stacy, that is the only problem - the pest problem!

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  8. I like glossy leaves plants that need little attention.

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    1. Rose, the only thing if kept indoors is to make sure the children do not touch the plants.

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  9. Your Aglaonema is a lovely house plants here.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. He wipes us clean and makes us new. :)
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lux. Amen to that! Happy weekend to you too!

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  11. What a beautiful plant, Nancy! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. ^.^

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lina. Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  14. I need to show this to my mother in law, she'll love it)

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
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    1. Thank you, Tanya. I think she will love to grow it too!

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  15. They look as if someone accidentally sprayed little dots of white paint on the leaves.

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    1. Mun, yes, they are sprayed by their Creator! Beautifully sprayed!

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    1. Thank you, William. Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Most beautiful, but I agree they need to be kept dust free.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  19. Wow Nancy, I envy your green fingers! I have purple fingers:-(

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    1. Thank you, Lian. Sometimes my plants die too, not always green fingers hahaha!

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  20. They're SO pretty! I kill every plant, so I have to just settle for either fake plants or watching talented gardeners do your thing!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I am just an average gardener. I too love to see those gardening experts, their plants are really gorgeous!

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  21. That will look good on my garden too. I will find something like here in the Philippines.

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    1. Hope you can find these plants in the Philippines.

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