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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Growing Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' In My Garden.

Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' is another variety of the Chinese Evergreen plant. I have one pot growing in my garden.
At one time, my Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' was infested with mealy bugs.
Mealy bugs infestation is a common problem to Aglaonema plants.
 Here are 2 closed up view of mealy bugs on my Aglaonema leaves.
I cut off all the infested leaves and left behind the very young and tender leaves.
 My pot of Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' looked so miserable I thought I was going to lose it but one by one the leaves started to grow.
More and more leaves appeared and it was back to its bushy form again.
The new leaves are free from mealy bugs. They are now healthy and glossy.
 With reference to the plant in my garden, the leaves can grow to about 10 inches long excluding its stalk and 5 inches at the broadest.
And the leaf together with its stalk can grow to a height of 16 inches.
 This pot of Aglaonema 'Gold Dust' is under my porch and away from direct sunlight. This plant makes good indoor plant but have to be exposed to bright light for it to be healthy and bushy.
It is easy to care for except for the mealy bugs problem. I water it once a day. I try to feed it fertilizer once in 2 to 4 weeks.
To view other varieties of Aglaonemas in my garden,
you can click on the names of plants to view them,

"O Ephraim! Stay away from idols! I am living and strong!

I look after you and care for you. I am like an evergreen tree,

yielding my fruit to you throughout the year.

My mercies never fail."

(Hosea 14:8, TLB)

52 comments:

  1. You plant looks so healthy now, you sure took good care of it. I had a similar one in my house a few years ago and it got infested and I was afraid it would spread to my other plants and iI threw it out...
    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I took a risk and quickly cut off all the infested leaves. I am glad it survived and the infestation didn't spread to other plants. Happy New Year to you too!

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  2. A nice pot of healthy plant. I prefer to plant leaves than flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Flowery plants need more care than leafy plants.

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  3. Green-I love green. We got some snow yesterday, and today they say ice, and now it really looks like winter. You are lucky not to have to deal with the snow, and to still have green and a year round garden. Hope you have a wonderful end of 2015 and 2016 starts off in a wonderful way! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Erika. I used to think snow is fun but now I know that winter can be difficult and hard times. Keep warm and Happy New Year to you too! Hugs!

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  4. Gooood morning Nancy. It's my hope that you will have a wonderful & healthy new 2016. " Happy New Year " my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, my dear Paul. Wishing you the same too for the new year 2016. Keep warm and stay safe.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Green is my favourite colour, I find it very soothing and makes me think of nature...and I love nature. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I love green too, very peaceful. Happy New Year! Hugs!

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  6. Your plant looks like it made a great come back :).

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    1. Yes, Kayni. So happy it did! Happy New Year!

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  7. What a beautiful plant! I always kill plants, so I don't even bother with real ones anymore.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Real plants need a lot of attention. Happy New Year!

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  8. Very pretty! Blessings in the new year!

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    1. Thank you, Mildred. Blessings and Happy New Year to you too!

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  9. i really love gardening and houseplants!! your look very healthy and have beautiful colors!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. We enjoy the same hobby. Happy New Year!

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  10. You have the most amazing green thumb. I'm so impressed with your excellent care of all your plants.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I am no expert, I am still learning. Have a fabulous day too!

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  11. Oh my that plant is so pretty. It does look very healthy now. Good for you.
    MB

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Happy New Year to you too!

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  13. Nancy We grow this plant at home

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  14. What a nice name for this plant - gold dust! Glad to see that it is growing well.

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  15. Glad you got rid of those pesky bugs...it's a beautiful plant with a perfect name!

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    1. I will have to keep a good look out for the bugs. Happy New Year!

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  17. We had this plant in our home in the Philippines growing up.

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  18. Glad your green thumb worked & this lovely plant is so healthy again!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Happy New Year!

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  19. Is there any way to prevent those mealy bugs other than just cutting off the leaves and hoping they don't come back? We also get some white matter on the underside of leaves that I don't know what to do about.

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    1. If it is not an edible plant, you can spray pesticide on them. If it is just a few spots, use water jet to shoot them off, hopefully they will not return. But they won't go off forever, they are insects and may return. If they are widespread on the plant, I will have to discard the whole plant to stop it spreading to other plants.

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  20. They are a good plant the 'Gold Dust'. We had one that grew well down the side of our house, not there anymore.

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  21. Nancy, this is such a pretty plant - so green and lush! It's amazing that it recovered and is now so bushy. Happy New Year to you and all at home!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Happy New year to you and love ones too!

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  22. You plant is very beautiful and looks so healthy now!
    Many blessings to you in the new year!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. Blessed New Year to you!

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  23. This plant burgeons in my mom's garden so beautifully .. but here in the USA till now I failed to keep them alive.. :(

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    1. Krishna, I can imagine the healthy plants in your mom's garden. Happy New Year!

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  24. I don't like those mealy bugs either! You nurtured the plant back to health and it looks lovely. Happy New Year, Nancy! May it bring you many blessings.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Happy New Year to you and love ones too. May you be blessed with abundant blessings of joy, peace, love and health!

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  25. Gold dust... that's a good name.

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    1. Lol! Stacy, how I wish it is the real gold dust!

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