- Aglaonema commutatum 'Crete'
Aglaonema commutatum 'Crete'
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 commutatum is native to Malesia and is a part of the Araceae family. These decorative plants are widely cultivated with dramatic colour variations. Leaves of this cultivar are elliptic shaped, a vibrant green with pink-red margins, sitting upon pink petioles.
Genus name comes from the Greek aglaos meaning splendour and nema meaning thread (referring to the stamens).
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pots not included.
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 care for Aglaonema ‘Crete’?
Care for Aglaonema ‘Crete’ by keeping it in warm humid conditions. Try and keep it in a room with a temperature above 18°C and well away from draughts. Bright indirect light is perfect for this plant, next to an east or a west-facing window is a good place for it, but remember that the more light it gets the more water it will need.
How often do you water an Aglaonema commutatum ‘Crete’?
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 commutatum ‘Crete’ an indoor plant?
Aglaonema is an ideal indoor plant, as the conditions it requires to survive can’t be guaranteed outdoors in the UK.
Is Aglaonema commutatum ‘Crete’ poisonous?
Aglaonema ‘Crete’ is toxic to dogs, cats and people, so it’s best to keep it well away from any children or pets who might fancy a nibble. There are a wide range of pet-friendly plants that are safe to keep in a home with animals.
How tall does Aglaonema commutatum ‘Crete’ grow?
Aglaonema grow up to four feet tall depending on the species, however, given their slow growth rate, this can take some time. They are delivered approximately 25cm tall.
How do you propagate Aglaonema commutatum ‘Crete’?
Aglaonema commutatum ‘Crete’ can be propagated by division and repotting, although this should only be undertaken once the plant has reached maturity. By separating the entire plant into self-sustaining clumps, you can create two plants from one.
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.