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Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam'

Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam'

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Description: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam', scientifically known as Aglaonema 'Red Siam', is a stunning houseplant prized for its vibrant foliage and adaptability to indoor environments. Belonging to the Araceae family, this cultivar features lush, lance-shaped leaves with striking shades of red and green, adding a pop of color to any indoor space. Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' is valued for its durability and ease of care, making it an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts looking to brighten up their home or office.

🌿 Botanical Name: Aglaonema 'Red Siam'

🐾 Pet Warning: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of cats, dogs, and other animals.

💧 Care Level: Low to moderate. Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' is relatively easy to care for and thrives in typical indoor conditions.

📏 Approximate Size: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and can spread slightly wider with maturity.

☀️ Light: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a north- or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight or artificial light.

💧 Water: Keep the soil evenly moist during the growing season (spring and summer), allowing the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Reduce watering frequency in the fall and winter, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

💦 Humidity: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' thrives in moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Grouping plants together can also help create a microclimate with higher humidity.

🌡️ Temperature: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) and is sensitive to cold drafts and temperature extremes. Protect it from cold air conditioning vents and sudden temperature fluctuations.

❄️ Hardiness: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' is hardy in USDA zones 10 to 12 and is best grown indoors in cooler climates.

🌱 Soil: Plant Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' in well-draining, peat-based potting mix with added perlite or sand to improve drainage. A slightly acidic to neutral pH (5.5-7) is ideal.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Remove yellow or damaged leaves promptly to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' is relatively low-maintenance and rarely requires extensive pruning.

🌱 Propagation: Chinese Evergreen 'Red Siam' can be propagated by stem cuttings. Take 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) stem cuttings with at least one node and plant them in moist potting mix. Keep the cuttings warm and humid until new roots develop.

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