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- Aglaonema 'Bidadari'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Aglaonema is part of the Araceae family, its native range is from NE. India to Papua New Guinea. These decorative plants are widely cultivated with dramatic colour variations. The 'Bidadari', in particular, is often favoured for its unique pink variegation; this does mean, however, that they require more light than green Aglaonema.
Genus name comes from the Greek aglaos meaning splendour and nema meaning thread (referring to the stamens).
Pot: ø 17cm.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: Ideally 18-21°C, no cooler than 15°C.
Humidity: Aglaonema would prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Aglaonema are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
How do you take care of Aglaonema 'Bidadari'?
Take care of Aglaonema 'Bidadari' by keeping it in a space that is consistently above 18°C in temperature, ensuring that it is not exposed to draughts. Keep this plant in humid conditions and ensure you check the potting mix before watering.
Why is my Aglaonema 'Bidadari' drooping?
Aglaonema 'Bidadari' drooping could be a sign that the plant is not being given the right watering or lighting.
Does Aglaonema 'Bidadari' need light?
Agloanema 'Bidari' needs light in order to stay healthy. Position this plant so it receives plenty of indirect light, due to its variegation, Aglaonema 'Bidadari' requires more light than other variations.
Are Aglaonema 'Bidadari' poisonous?
Aglaonema 'Bidadari' is considered toxic. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause irritation to the body if ingested. Its sap can also cause skin irritation and painful rashes. As such, it should be kept out of reach of animals or children.
How do you revive an Aglaonema 'Bidadari'?
Reviving an Aglaonema 'Bidadari' can be achieved once you understand what is causing the plant to not grow as it should. Usually, this plant’s ill health can be isolated to either over-watering, under-watering, too much or not enough light, or a lack of nutrients. Root rot can also affect the plant, which should be remedied by either drying out the potting mix or replacing altogether, and cutting away any rotting roots.
How often should I water my Aglaonema 'Bidadari'?
Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out. Before watering, ensure the substrate isn’t compacted, if it is, aerate it with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Is Aglaonema 'Bidadari' an indoor plant?
Aglaonema 'Bidadari' should be considered an indoor plant, as it requires such warmth and high humidity in order to grow properly. A warm, humid, bright environment, such as a greenhouse, is ideal for this plant, but it can also grow perfectly well inside the home.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.